1960 Designing the Parkville

These drawing plans shows the Parkville, a public house on Glasgow Road in Blantyre. The architectural practice Cullen, Lochhead and Brown created this detailed set of architectural drawings between March 1959 and November 1960 before converting the former surgery practice buildings into new licensed premises. The first time the old Parkville house became a pub. The Parkville still exists under the same name today, recently renovated and functions as a vibrant Blantyre community pub.

Originally built around the 1890’s, the Parkville was formerly the home of Dr John Cowan Wilson who passed away there at New Year 1938. The first publican and owner of the above plans was Robert Whitelaw.

Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly reserved for Blantyre Project Books and not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said:

Anne Marie Murray My mother was a manager in the 70s I also worked as a waitress in the lounge and in the function hall. There was many characters worked and came in to the pub.The Donnelly family used to run it,then Jim and Rose Young then David Keith. These are some of the managers I remember. I also met my now husband there when his football team Blantyre Harp came I after their games on a Saturday. Many memories of the Parkvlle.
Betty Hendry My brother Tom Smith was the chef there
Valerie Krawczyk I think that the manager in the 60’s was a Mr Paterson, I went to school with his son Trevor, they stayed on the premises.

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