Tag archive for ‘History’

Famous Former Residents

Famous Former Residents

The Thom family of 5 Westbank Quadrant included both a legend of Scottish sailing and a World War I flying ace!

Stand united

Stand united

A photo gallery gallop through the construction process of the Unite Building on Gibson Street.

GOW Tenement and Washhouse History

GOW Tenement and Washhouse History

Download the GOW tenement and washhouse history document published in 2005

GOW Backcourt Transformation

GOW Backcourt Transformation

How the residents came together to make our communal backcourt a place for us all to enjoy

GOW Community Impact Video

GOW Community Impact Video

View the video made by GOW to demonstrate the benefits and challenges of community involvement in green space development in an inner city environment.

2 October 2008

2 October 2008

Meeting in Merchant City with West End Councillors where Friends of Glasgow West explained the launch of West End Heritage Trails. Related : Glasgow City Council Heritage Trails

What is GOW?

What is GOW?

GOW is the community group established by those who live around the backcourt bordered by Gibson Street, Otago Street and Westbank Quadrant.

Why ?

We work for the physical and social improvement of our community. Our journey began with the transfomation of our shared backcourt.

Historical Timeline

Historical Timeline

All about GOW and the surrounding area. 1820       Westbank House built by David Smith C1875       Westbank house demolished 1876–1885 GOW tenements built by William Young designed by architects John Burnet & Sons 1891    GOW becomes part of Glasgow when burgh of Hillhead joined the city C1900       Smith Street renamed Otago Street C1920   […]