Tobacco Laird's House

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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK146,639 contributions
Elegant Palladian Style Building
Jul 2020
This historic building is a townhouse designed in the Palladian style and gets its name from the many tobacco traders who once owned the building. It’s a handsome, elegant building, but I wouldn’t go out of the way to see it. I haven’t seen the inside as it’s a private office building.
Written July 23, 2020
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vessi80
North Lanarkshire, UK905 contributions
Impressive Villa. Impressive History.
Sep 2019
The magnificent exterior of this 18th century 'A' Listed house was restored in 1990s by the Glasgow Building Preservation Trust . The Trust's HQ is in this very house as is the Scottish Civic Trust. 'Doors Open' allowed a visit inside . Although now it's a working building, you could appreciate the dimensions, ceilings , windows and staircase.
The huge original safes used to store cash from the tobacco trade were very impressive.
Great Info leaflet stresses how remarkable it was that this house survived intact when industrialisation wiped out so many of its neighbours. Also , it reminds us that the labour of the slaves in the West Indies vastly contributed to the wealth of many Glasgow Merchants involved in sugar and tobacco industries.
Written September 23, 2019
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johnnymac2017
Kilmacolm, UK485 contributions
BEAUTIFUL BUILDING
Mar 2018 • Couples
Came across this house while walking around the Merchant City area. Sadly, because we had not booked it was closed to the public - although a courier was making a delivery while we were there.

It is a well preserved example of a Georgian House built in 1775 by a John Craig, who, strangely enough, was not a Tobacco Merchant.

It is the oldest house in the Merchant City, and was renovated in 1995. When we were there it was a glorious sunny day, and the house looked splendid in the sun.
Written March 23, 2018
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polieli
Paisley51 contributions
Stunning architecture
Feb 2018
Visited outside of this house after a Glasgow tour. Emailed the company and asked if I could have a tour inside, that was 4 weeks ago.....still waiting on a reply.
Written March 12, 2018
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Sarah Garden
Glasgow, UK1,568 contributions
Nice House
Jul 2016
Nice bit of architecture from the height of Glasgows trade heyday. Nice to look at and pleasant to walk past if going for an architectural tour of Glasgow or a stroll through the merchant city. To get the most out of the history of Glasgows merchant days a tour or a visit to one of the museums is recommended.
Written July 16, 2016
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BelfastFoodTravelMan
Belfast, UK5,961 contributions
Great looking house
This was an interesting house. It's built in a Victorian Style and is simple yet elegant, it looks stunning in the sun light. It truly captures how part of the wealth of the tobacco trade helped shape Glasgow.
Written February 16, 2015
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