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Opportunity to view this Category 'A' listed building.
The Club was founded in 1866 by the owners of houses on the Esplanade. The formed the West of Scotland Amateur Boat Club and constructed the clubhouse. In 1885 the Club was granted the Royal Charter after providing a boat that was used to row Queen Victoria.
The Clubhouse is on two levels. On the upper level we have the bar, a large hall, a full sized snooker table and a members’ lounge. There is also a balcony with scenic views over the Clyde. The lower level has a boat repair workshop, canoe and rowing boat storage.
The Mariners Home was built by Mr W King, Contractor & Builder, Houston in 1850 and opened in 1954. The front of the building ranging from 1500-1540 in a Tudor period of Gothic architecture.
Currently a Care Home for the elderly and specialist unit for Korsakoff mainly for retired seafarers but currently open to all.
The Tobacco Warehouse was built in the late 19th century. This historic five-storey building, which is located on the corner of Clarence, Hood and Haig Streets, dates back to 1896. It is a large 5-storey building built of red brick with contrasting yellow brick dressings. The B-Listed bonded store, although known as a tobacco warehouse, was also used for the storage of whisky and was built by Greenock whisky distillers and blenders R Thorne & Sons Ltd. The building was also used as accommodation for American soldiers during World War Two.
Known affectionately as ‘The Toon Kirk’, Wellpark Mid Kirk is home to a lively congregation which cherishes its building, a handsome classical church with an ionic portico and steeple modelled on St. Martin-in-the Fields. The design for the façade was supplied by Lord Cathcart (apparently obtained in Bristol), the designer of the body of the church was James Ewing.
This Grade A-listed building had a complete restoration in 1999 with assistance from Historic Scotland. The pipe organ was built in 1867, enlarged in 1912 and restored with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2008. There are several war memorials which are of interest to local people and stained glass windows.
The Scottish Civic Trust: The Tobacco Merchants House, 42 Miller Street,Glasgow, G1 1DT
Tel: 0141 221 1466, Fax: 0141 248 6952,Email: email@example.com
The Scottish Civic Trust is a registered Scottish charity. Charity No. SC012569
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