Alexander Thomson Architect, 19th Century Glasgow Architecture Photos, Churches Designs

Alexander Thomson – Scottish Architect

Late 19th Century Buildings by Greek Thomson, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

post updated 15 May 2021

Greek Thomson – Building News

Egyptian Halls, Glasgow, Scotland
Proposals for 114-bedroom hotel – 27 Aug 2012
Demolition threat to Greek Thomson building – 27 Apr 2011

Before + after:
Alexander Thomson Glasgow Egyptian Halls building

Alexander Thomson Architect Glasgow Egyptian Halls building
images from developers

Alexander Thomson – Key Projects

Greek Thomson Buildings – Famous Scottish Works

St Vincent Street Church

Caledonia Road Church

Greek Thomson : main page with links to key buildings

Scottish Architects Practices

Greek Thomson Buildings – Glasgow Buildings

Buck’s Head Building, 63 Argyle St – 1862-63
Caledonia Rd Church – 1856-57 (link above)
Double villa, the, 25a Mansionhouse Rd – 1857
Egyptian Halls 84-100 Union St – 1871-73 (link above)
Great Western Terrace – 1869
Grecian Chambers, 336-356 Sauchiehall St – 1865
Grosvenor Building, 72-80 Gordon St – 1859
Holmwood House, 61 Netherlee Rd, Cathcart – 1858
Knowe, The, Albert Drive, Shields Rd – 1853
Lilybank House extension – 1869
Maria Villa, Langside – 1861
Moray Place – 1861
Nithsdale Road, 200 – 1871
North Park Terrace – 1866
Oakfield Avenue, 41-53 – 1865
Otago Street, 94-106 – 1874
Queen’s Park United Presbyterian Church, Langside Rd – 1869 (destroyed)
St Vincent St Church, 265 St Vincent St – 1859 (link above)
Walmer Crescent – 1857
Watson Street Warehouse, 118-126 Watson St – 1880
Westbourne Terrace, 21-39 Hyndland Rd – 1871
west nile street, 99-107 – 1858

Egyptian Halls
Egyptian Halls Glasgow Building
photo © Adrian Welch

Grosvenor Building
Grosvenor Building - Scottish Architecture by Alexander Thomson
photo © Adrian Welch

Alexander Thomson : Scholarship Competition

Alexander Greek Thomson Glasgow
image from GIA
This Competition – run by the GIA on a three-year basis in memory of one-time GIA President, open to all students of architecture and architects below age of thirty in the UK, prize fund £1000, ideas souight for transport interchange using the ruins of Caledonia Road Church, Gorbals.

Greek Thomson – Warehouse
The Herald and the Scotsman reported the demolition midweek of the Alexander Thomson’s Watson Street Warehouse. This and the Compulsory Purchase by Glasgow City Council of Thomson’s Egyptian Halls were reported in the BD, page 6 w/e Jan 31st.

Glasgow Tenements
Two tenements built by famous architect Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’s company are undergoing a £1.1m renovation.

Greek Thomson – Scottish Architect

A catalogue of 3D visualisations of a destroyed church interior by the C19th Scottish architect Alexander Greek Thomson – Website:

Location: Glasgow, West Scotland, UK

Alexander Thomson Further Information

Historic Glasgow Architecture : best glasgow buildings of the past

Architectural Historian Gavin Stamp campaigned for Thomson’s remaining work to be saved and celebrated; Stamp has since moved back from Glasgow to England, in early 2004.

Alexander Thomson Hotel – no connection to this Scottish architect

Greek Thomson Photos © Adrian Welch, except Scholarship image

Necropolis Exhibition
The derelict Southern Necropolis gatehouse and cemetery, famous for its connection to Alexander Thomson Glasgow, is to be restored as a centre for tracing family roots if an £800k plan goes ahead. Gorbals Heritage and Environment Trust unveils its re-roofing and refurbishment plan: St Francis Centre, Cumbernauld St.

Architecture in Scotland

Contemporary Architecture in Scotland – architectural selection below:

ER Residence, Glasgow Property

Langside Halls Queen’s Park, Glasgow

Kingsborough Gardens, Glasgow

Paisley Museum Building, western Scotland
Design: AL_A
Paisley Museum Renewal, Scotland
image courtesy of architects office
Paisley Museum Renewal

Scottish Tour : best scottish buildings of the last three decades

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