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Tobacco Laird's House

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Tobacco Laird's House

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macedonboy wrote a review Jul 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom146,698 contributions100,259 helpful votes
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This historic building is a townhouse designed in the Palladian style and gets its name from the many tobacco traders who once owned the building. It’s a handsome, elegant building, but I wouldn’t go out of the way to see it. I haven’t seen the inside as it’s a private office building.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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vessi80 wrote a review Sep 2019
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom905 contributions324 helpful votes
The magnificent exterior of this 18th century 'A' Listed house was restored in 1990s by the Glasgow Building Preservation Trust . The Trust's HQ is in this very house as is the Scottish Civic Trust. 'Doors Open' allowed a visit inside . Although now it's a working building, you could appreciate the dimensions, ceilings , windows and staircase. The huge original safes used to store cash from the tobacco trade were very impressive. Great Info leaflet stresses how remarkable it was that this house survived intact when industrialisation wiped out so many of its neighbours. Also , it reminds us that the labour of the slaves in the West Indies vastly contributed to the wealth of many Glasgow Merchants involved in sugar and tobacco industries.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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johnnymac2017 wrote a review Mar 2018
Kilmacolm, United Kingdom489 contributions235 helpful votes
Came across this house while walking around the Merchant City area. Sadly, because we had not booked it was closed to the public - although a courier was making a delivery while we were there. It is a well preserved example of a Georgian House built in 1775 by a John Craig, who, strangely enough, was not a Tobacco Merchant. It is the oldest house in the Merchant City, and was renovated in 1995. When we were there it was a glorious sunny day, and the house looked splendid in the sun.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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polieli wrote a review Mar 2018
Paisley51 contributions8 helpful votes
Visited outside of this house after a Glasgow tour. Emailed the company and asked if I could have a tour inside, that was 4 weeks ago.....still waiting on a reply.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Sarah Garden wrote a review Jul 2016
Glasgow, United Kingdom1,575 contributions211 helpful votes
Nice bit of architecture from the height of Glasgows trade heyday. Nice to look at and pleasant to walk past if going for an architectural tour of Glasgow or a stroll through the merchant city. To get the most out of the history of Glasgows merchant days a tour or a visit to one of the museums is recommended.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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