Thursday, May 24, 2007

Craig Ailey

There are plenty of websites which focus on particular historic houses here and abroad, but one of the more comprehensive and useful ones relates to Craig Ailey, a Romanesque-style Victorian villa to the west of Glasgow by the Scottish architect Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson. It includes a superb image gallery; relevant extracts (reproduced with permission) from books about Thomson; fine measured drawings by the website’s creator; and reproductions from the 1876 volume ‘Villa and cottage architecture’ which featured Craig Ailey, and which can be viewed in the library at Glasgow School of Art.
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