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McLennan Arch

The McLennan Arch at the Saltmarket entrance to Glasgow Green
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

The McLennan Arch at the Saltmarket entrance to Glasgow Green

Originally built in 1792 as the centre-piece of the facade of Robert and James Adam's Assembly Rooms which once stood in Ingram Street in Glasgow, the McLennan Arch was reconstructed in Monteith Row, in the Calton area of the city, by John Carrick and the City Engineer's Department in 1892, when the Assembly Rooms were demolished. It bears the inscription "This Arch was presented to his fellow citizens by Bailie James McLennan J.P." (1893), who had given the money to permit it to be moved. In 1922 it was moved to the North Entrance of Glasgow Green on Greendyke Street opposite the south end of Charlotte Street. In 1991, following subsidence in the vicinity, the arch was moved once again to its present site, at the West Entrance to Glasgow Green on the Saltmarket.


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