SPW056863 SCOTLAND (1938). Tower of Empire, 1938 Empire Exhibition, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, under construction. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing north-west.

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Details

Title [SPW056863] Tower of Empire, 1938 Empire Exhibition, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, under construction. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing north-west.
Reference SPW056863
Date 1938
Link Canmore Collection item 1258228
Place name
Parish GOVAN (CITY OF GLASGOW)
District CITY OF GLASGOW
Country SCOTLAND
Easting / Northing 254800, 663900
Longitude / Latitude -4.3193963707703, 55.846445304895
National Grid Reference NS548639

Pins

There is a man atop this ladder - amazing!

Billiken
Tuesday 30th of September 2014 11:56:50 PM
Yellow tram on the section of track opened on 6.2.1938 from Craigton Rd to a new terminus in Jura street known as Bellahouston, to serve the Exhibition.

mannidaze
Sunday 23rd of September 2012 05:17:27 PM

McWhirter
Monday 25th of June 2012 07:12:27 PM

User Comment Contributions

A wonderful buildings that I'd never heard of before!! There are colour photos by a Reverend Allen restored on this site....http://www.empireexhibition1938.co.uk/html/01/gallery.html....see example below (verticals corrected in photoshop)

longshot
Saturday 21st of July 2012 02:23:06 PM
I was born in 1945 within site of the tower, which my father told me was called Tait's Tower in memory of the designer. He also told me that, in the war it had to be dismantled due to it being used as a sighting by German bombers on the Govan shipyards.

What an attraction it would be if, in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games it could be rebuilt as a tourist site. The view down the Clyde would be fantastic.

McWhirter
Monday 25th of June 2012 07:10:16 PM