Basic Site Details

Name: Warehouses and Shops on Alston and Gordon Streets
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: Unexecuted
Grid ref:
Notes: Leck's property on the south side of Gordon Street, purchased 1872-73, was needed for the proposed new terminus of the Caledonian Railway in 1873. The following year Thomson gave evidence on property values on behalf of Leck in his claim for compensation against the railway company. Alston Street and Leck's properties disappeared when Glasgow Central Station was built in 1875-78.

Thomson's drawings do not survive.

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Alston StreetYesCorner
Item 2 of 2Gordon StreetYesCorner


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1c. 1873c. 1874 Proposed design


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 3A & G Thomson & TurnbullArchitectural practiceAc. 1873c. 1874 
Item 2 of 3Alexander ThomsonArchitectAc. 1873c. 1874 
Item 3 of 3Robert TurnbullArchitectAc. 1873c. 1874 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Leck, Henry 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Stamp, Gavin1999Alexander Thomson: The Unknown Genius London: Lawrence King, in association with Glasgow 1999 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Alexander Thomson Society NewsletterDecember 1995no 14  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Mitchell LibraryGlasgow City Archives Henry Leck's papers