Subseries QC/4/1/1 - Building of new College premises on Park Drive

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Building of new College premises on Park Drive


  • 1911-1915 (Creation)

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5 folders, 1 box and 2 plan rolls

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This subseries consists of 8 files:

  • Walter R Watson, Architect, letters to Miss Melvin, 1911-1915
  • Miss Melvin's notes for Mr Watson, Architect, c1911-c1914
  • Walter R Watson, Architect, copy letters regarding supply of windows and cooking range, 1914-1915
  • Red Cross Society possession of the new Park Drive Building for a hospital, correspondence, 1915
  • Supplier brochures, c1914
  • Preliminary rough sketch plans of new building, 1912
  • Copy of 1913 plans of proposed new building in Park Drive and Park Avenue West, 2015
  • 8 Park Drive West Glasgow plan, c1913

When the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science was formed from the amalgamation of the Glasgow School of Cookery and West End School of Cookery it was housed in separate buildings across Glasgow at 86 Bath Street, 502 Sauchiehall Street and Scott Street. A new building to replace the existing accommodation was seen as a priority. As it was now recognised as a central institution, it was eligible for a grant from the Scotch Education Department towards capital expenditure. The site at Park Drive was identified and Walter R Watson, Architect, was asked to prepare a report on requirements for new premises and estimated costs.

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