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Re: Kirk Street, Glasgow 1880's .
« Reply #9 on: Monday 12 February 18 12:27 GMT (UK) »
MCD,  that first pic' shows slum-clearance houses built by Glasgow Corporation, I remember some of them in the Townhead which were known as "The Working Men's Ludgings!" (Dwellings)

The second pic' shows the fore-stairs again which saved on space taken up by internal stairs. Bricks & roof-tiles instead of stone & slate. There won't be anybody in Glasgow now living who remembers streets of these old houses.  The great era for four-storey tenement building was around 1900.

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Re: Kirk Street, Glasgow 1880's .
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 15 February 18 04:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi manda_mcd,
I also had ancestors at 76 1/2 Kirk St but in the 1860s.  Always wondered what the 1/2 meant?!  Thanks for the photo...brings living conditions into perspective.
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Re: Kirk Street, Glasgow 1880's .
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 15 February 18 08:24 GMT (UK) »
Hi manda_mcd,
I also had ancestors at 76 1/2 Kirk St but in the 1860s.  Always wondered what the 1/2 meant?
It probably means . When another building was built on the same land as an existing building that already had a street number, the new building was sometimes given the same number plus a half.
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Re: Kirk Street, Glasgow 1880's .
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 15 February 18 20:38 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Forfarian!
McLachlan, Glasgow, Martin, Menzies

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Re: Kirk Street, Glasgow 1880's .
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 15 February 18 22:41 GMT (UK) »
St Luke's parish church has been converted into a venue for concert's, weddings etc'.  Been to a couple of gigs in it, superb acoustics!  ;D

www.stlukesglasgow.com/saint-lukes/

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Re: Kirk Street, Glasgow 1880's .
« Reply #14 on: Friday 16 February 18 15:40 GMT (UK) »
surprises me no end every time i discover another ancestor lived in one of the few most of mine did although at different time i have about 4 or 5 streets in Hutchiesontown and about 20 or more families have stayed there
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