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Argyle Street

Running west from the High Street at Glasgow Cross, Argyle Street is one of Glasgow's longest streets and extends out to Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow's West End. Originally named St. Thenew's Gait, it was renamed, in 1751, Argyle Street after the Duke of Argyle. Though it was developed as a site for housing for the Glasgow merchants in the 18th Century, it now one of the principal shopping thoroughfares in the city, and houses some of the city's finest examples of 19th century shopping architecture, e.g. the Argyle Arcade and the warehouse developments at the corner with Buchanan Street.


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