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Thomas Graham Abercrombie

In his spare time when Abercrombie wasn’t designing and building some of the most stunning buildings in Paisley, he played Rugby with the Craigielea Rugby Club.  He also helped establish the first Boys Brigade club in Paisley.

Many young architects were lucky enough to serve their apprenticeships alongside Abercrombie allowing them first hand experience of the creation of more of Paisleys famous landmarks being erected such as:

Coats Girls Welfare Club - Front Coats Girls Welfare Club - Rear

Coats Girls Welfare Club – The front has been converted to private residential apartments, the rear is still yet to be redeveloped.

Park Gate

Park Gate

Abbey Welfare Offices

Abbey Welfare Offices

Rozelle

Rozelle

Brown and Polson

Brown & Polson, Falside Road

Ferguslie Cricket Pavilion

Ferguslie Cricket Pavillion

Wellmeadow Bowling Club

Wellmeadow Bowling Club

Gleniffer Bath House

Gleniffer Bath House

Royal Alexandria Infirmary Royal Alexandria Infirmary Royal Alexandria Infirmary

The Old Royal Alexandria Infirmary (closed and now superseded by the newer Royal Alexandria Hospital (RAH))

Victory Baths

Victory Baths

Huntershill House

Huntershill House

26 New Street

26 New Street – now houses a solicitors office.

Dykebar Hospital

Dykebar Hospital – opened in 1909 as Renfrew District Lunatic Asylum, since 2014 it is purely an out-patient facility for adult mental health.  It is said that Ward 22 (aka Villa 2) is reported to be haunted by Kerry Duffin (Thankfully I’ve only been in the hospital once and it was during the day!  Although it is right around the corner from us.)

Redholme, Castlehead

Redholme, Castlehead.  Built in 1889 where Thomas Graham Abercrombie lived from when it was built until he passed away on 6 February 1926 at the age of 64, after a short illness.

To see more of Thomas Graham Abercrombie work check out my first post about him or my last post.

Look out for the next post in the series where I’ll be looking at the work of James Steel Maitland.

If you have any questions or comments about any of the properties featured in this post, let us know in the comments below.

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