Basic Site Details

Name: Housing, Carolside Park
City or county: Glasgow
Grid ref:
Notes: 'Building commenced in 1934 and continued through to 1960, with only a brief break between 1941 and 1946. The total number of houses by 1961 was 1,561. It was used a location to build prototypes of a number of house types prominent in the 1930s, two of which were constructed on the concourse of Glasgow's central station.'

The 'Unit House' was a new semi-detached villa-type of four or five apartments.

The 'Colour Home' was a five apartment semi-detached villa, just designed by James Taylor and was built in considerable numbers by James Taylor.

RCAHMS (1999). Homebuilders: Mactaggart & Mickel and the Scottish housebuilding industry, p.69

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Clarkston  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Housing Estate  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119341960Build/constructionDevelopment continued throughout this period.


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 1James TaylorArchitect    


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Mactaggart & Mickel 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1RCAHMS1999Homebuilders: Mactaggart & Mickel and the Scottish housebuilding industry RCAHMSp 30, 47, 52, 57-60, 68-73, 82-2, 100-4, 108-9, 118, 147, 162
Advertisement for sites at Carolside Park and Orchard Park (1939) p 59
Image showing 'unit' showhouse at Glasgow's Central Station promoting the Carolside Park development (1934) p68
Advertisement for Carolside Park (1936) p72
Advertisement showing 'Two tickets to Carolside Park' (1937) Daily Record p82
Advertisement from Daily Record for Orchard Park and Carolside Park (1938) p100
Advertisement from Sunday Mail for Orchard Park and Carolside Park (1938) p101
'East & West - Mactaggart & Mickel homes are best!' advertisement illustrating the various housing schemes by Mactaggart & Mickel, Daily Record (1939) p 104