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Photographs of the varied architecture of the Govan District of Glasgow:-
Southern General Hospital, Churches, Elderpark Library, Sandstone Tenements,
Pearce Institute, Fairfield's Building, Town Hall



Main Medical Building at the Southern General Hospital in Govan District of Glasgow

Main Medical Building at the Southern General Hospital in Govan

Glasgow South Hospital in Govan District of Glasgow

Glasgow South University Hospital - renamed the Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Traditional red sandstone tenement buildings in Govan District of Glasgow

Traditional red sandstone tenement buildings in Govan 

Public Library at Elder Park in Govan

Public Library at Elder Park in Govan

The Elderpark Library was a gift to the people of Govan from Mrs Isabella Elder
It was designed by John James Burnet (1901-1903) in a continental baroque style of a park pavilion.

 

Fairfields Building in Govan

Fairfields Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Building

Fairfields 
was a shipbuilding company on the River Clyde at Govan.
 
It was a major warship builder for the Royal Navy
through the 
First and Second World Wars.
 It also built transatlantic liners,
 including record breaking ships for the 
Cunard Line and Canadian Pacific,
 such as the 
Blue Riband winning RMS Campania and RMS Lucania.

The former Fairfields continues as part of BAE Systems Surface Ships

Fairfields Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Building


Shipyard Cranes at BAe Systems on the River Clyde at Govan




Govan Shipbuilders Offices

Govan Shipbuilders Offices - French Renaissance style building ( 1889 - 90 )





The Old Church ( Govan and Linthouse Parish Church ) in Govan

 The Old Church ( Govan and Linthouse Parish Church ) in Govan

Affectionately called ' The People's Cathedral ', this is the oldest place of worship in Glasgow

The Church is an "A-listed" building of architectural and historic interest.
 The building was designed by the Scottish architect Robert Rowand Anderson and completed in 1888.







Pearce Institute Building in Govan

Pearce Institute Building in Govan

The Pearce Institute is a Category 'A' listed community facility,
 designed by Sir Rowand Anderson and completed in 1906.

Sir William Pearce was chairman of the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company





Aitken Memorial drinking fountain at Govan Cross

Aitken Memorial at Govan Cross

This elaborate, domed, cast-iron, drinking fountain,
produced at the Denny Works of Cruikshanks & Co,
 was erected in 1884

in memorial
to the contribution made by Dr. Aitken
 to the welfare of the community
.




Bank of Scotland Building at Govan Cross

Bank of Scotland Building at Govan Cross

This was built originally for the British Linen Bank
 
in 1897-1900 from a design by Salmon, Son & Gillespie.






The Town Hall in Govan

Govan Town Hall

Opened in 1901, the Town Hall provided rooms for the Govan Provost, the Govan Town Council
 and the Administrative Departments for the Burgh of Govan.

The "B" listed building was designed by Thomson and Sandilands and erected between 1897 and 1901,
 the composition of red ashlar makes it one of the best examples of an elaborate Beaux Arts building in Glasgow
.

The building has been refurbished as Film City Glasgow - a centre for companies in the film and media industries.




Town Hall in Govan






Pump Station at Prince's Dock in Govan

Pumping Station at Prince's Dock in Govan



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