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Martyr's School

One of the earliest buildings designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868 - 1928), while he was still an assistant with the architectural practice of Honeyman and Keppie, the Martyr's Public School opened in 1897 on the same Glasgow street on which Mackintosh was born. Located in the Townhead district of the city, the building sits opposite the Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the University of Strathclyde. Built from red sandstone, it is characterised by three ventilators which top the building and the balance of walls and windows. The school once sat within a terrace of four-storey tenement blocks which have long-since been demolished. Internally, the former classrooms lie around a fine central atrium overlooked by balconies featuring fine iron-work.

The Martyr's School is managed by Glasgow City Museums, who have offices in the building.


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