Chimney Pots and Minton Tiles, Strathbungo

Minton Tiles and Chimney Pots

The renowned architect Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson was born in Balfron near Glasgow in 1817 and died in Glasgow in 1875.
His legacy is the creation of many stunning buildings found in the city which are influenced by Greek classical architecture and design. Several of these buildings can be found in the Strathbungo area of the city.
This collage depicts the remarkable detail of grey and blond sandstone carving found on two of Thomson’s buildings. Paying attention to decorative detail, the architect has used a classical Greek repeating pattern on the chimney pots and on the building facades.The floor tile design can be seen at Holmwood House in Cathcart now owned by the National Trust.

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