Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Elgin Place Congregational Church, Glasgow

Elgin Place Congregational Church was a well known landmark in the centre of Glasgow until sadly it was demolished in 2004 after a fire. Built by architect John Burnet in 1856, on the corner of Pitt Street and Bath Street, it took its place among the Glasgow's great buildings. I loved especially that the great columns were left blackened with soot. Glasgow was the Second City of Empire after all, so there was an awful lot of soot. Being black made the building look even more dramatic and fitting for its final role, as the venue for the infamous Cardinal Follies.