Dowanhill House, Byres Road

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Re: Dowanhill House, Byres Road

Postby AlanM » Tue Sep 13, 2005 1:21 pm

Len wrote:I've been passing this doorway for years, and always vaguely wondered about its history.

Google gives me a pic from Pat's West End site, and, well, not much else that's relevant, but when I spoke to Sharon for work purposes last week, I thought I'd ask her, and she suggested trying here. A special prize for anyone with ideas ...


This is purely from memory so it may be a little inaccurate. i remember large glass doors where Bookworld now lives, after the City Bakeries closed and Wimpy took over (around 1987), the entrance to the Castlebank Group Office were moved to Dowanside Lane and Bargain Books moved into the space vacated by this entrance.

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Postby ColinC » Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:52 pm

I got the above a little wrong, I happened to be in Glasgow about a fortnight ago, and had a look, first time for about twenty years, the picture above is the exit from the Kelvin Rooms I had mistaken it for the entrance of which there is now no sign whatsoever.
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Re: Dowanhill House, Byres Road

Postby Grahame » Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:47 pm

Resurrecting an old thread here - does anyone have any further information on this place? Is it definitely the exit from the Kelvin Rooms as ColinC says? That would account for the fancier windows on the first floor between here and Dowanside Lane.

I'm always fascinated by the frontage every time I walk past, and I'd love to know where the 'Dowanhill House' sign came from, since the actual Dowanhill House was situated to the west in the block now bounded by Dowanhill St/ Lawrence St/ Hyndland St/ White St.
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