Glasgow's hidden history: 15 everyday buildings with a storied heritage and what they're used for now

Many buildings in Glasgow we walk past everyday have a hidden history - today we're exploring that heritage in 15 pictures

It wasn’t too long ago that Glasgow was a truly industrial city, and before that a merchant city - there's generations upon generation of different buildings, structures, and spaces that date back hundreds of years in the city, that we might not even realise have such a storied history.

Old factories, warehouses, former churches and post-industrial spaces - we're a enterprising bunch when it comes to re-using out old spaces, so much so that we can forget that these buildings we see everyday were formerly used for an all-together different purpose.

The re-use of these old buildings is all-in-all a good thing, too many great Glaswegian buildings have been razed to the ground in the last 60 years.

Thanks to the listed building initiative however, many of the better presented spaces like the Templeton Carpet Factory were preserved for their architectural significance.

These spaces produced much more than just the products they manufactured, lifelong friends and even romances were made in the four walls of the factory - as Glaswegians worked ridiculously long hours before returning to slum tenement housing conditions.

To find out more about the life and times of Victorian Glaswegians, check out our picture gallery here.

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