Queens Park Church Glasgow, Alexander Greek Thomson, 368 Langside Road building architect, UP Scotland

Queen’s Park United Presbyterian Church, Glasgow

Greek Thomson Church Glasgow – 19th Century Scottish religious building on Langside Rd, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK.

post updated 29 December 2023

Title: Queen’s Park United Presbyterian Church

Address: 368 Langside Road, Glasgow, Scotland

Architect: Alexander “Greek” Thomson

Queens Park Baptist Church and hall Glasgow
photo : Richard Sutcliffe / Queen’s Park Baptist Church and hall, courtesy of wikimedia commons

Queen’s Park Church

Status: destroyed

Date built: 1869

Queen’s Park Church’s destruction has been described as the largest loss to architecture in Glasgow. This United Presbyterian Church was designed by Alexander “Greek” Thomson, and destroyed in the Second World War.

Alexander Thomson architect

Alexander “Greek” Thomson (9 April 1817 – 22 March 1875) was an eminent Scottish architect and architectural theorist who was a pioneer in sustainable building. Although his work was published in the architectural press of his day, it was little appreciated outside Glasgow during his lifetime.

It has only been since the 1950s and 1960s that his critical reputation has revived—not least of all in connection with his probable influence on Frank Lloyd Wright. In 1857, as “the rising architectural star of Glasgow,” he entered into practice with his brother George where he was to enjoy the most productive years of his life.

Queens Park Arena – GIA Bandstand Contest
Arena design near Queens Park Church Glasgow
image courtesy of architects practice
Queens Park Arena Competition

Location: 368 Langside Road, Glasgow, Strathclyde, southwest Scotland, United Kingdom.

Greek Thomson Church Buildings in Glasgow

Greek Thomson Church Building Designs – key architectural selection below:

St Vincent Street church
St Vincent Street Church
photo © Adrian Welch

Caledonia Road church

Queens Cross Church

Glasgow School of Art

Fraser Building

Tron Kirk Glasgow
Tron Kirk Glasgow
photo © Adrian Welch

Briggait Centre : Nicoll Russell Studios
Briggait Centre Glasgow
photo : Andrew Lee

Queen Street Offices

Glasgow Building Designs

Contemporary Glasgow Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

HMP Glasgow Masterplan
HMP Glasgow Masterplan: Barlinnie replacement
image courtesy of architects practice
HMP Glasgow Masterplan : Barlinnie replacement

Custom House Building Renewal
Glasgow Custom House Development

Paisley Museum Transformation
Paisley Museum Building

Queen’s Park (Scottish Gaelic: Pàirc na Banrìghinn, Scots: Queen’s Pairk) is a park situated on the south side of the city of Glasgow, Scotland, between Strathbungo, Shawlands, Battlefield, Mount Florida, and Crosshill The 60-hectare (148-acre) park lies about 2+1⁄2 miles (4 km) south of the city centre, and gives its name to a nearby railway station and several other local businesses and institutions, including the football team Queen’s Park F.C.
source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen%27s_Park,_Glasgow

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