Monday, January 07, 2013

Springburn Public Halls Demolished

Christmas tends to be a bad time not just for turkeys, but also for listed buildings in Glasgow. This season's victim has been the prominent B-listed Springburn Public Halls, designed 1899-1902 by William B Whitie, architect of the city's Mitchell Library. The halls had lain derelict since 1985, but were unceremoniously razed between Christmas and New Year due to safety concerns; fortunately some of the statuary from the facade appears to have been saved. There are some fascinating images of the building and its interior on the aptly-named '28 days later' website at
http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/showthread.php/70731-SpringBurn-Public-Hall