Allandale, Craig Street


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‘Allandale’ is is a house at 89 Craig Street built between 1900 and 1904.

It may initially prior to WW1 been called “Hawthorn Bank”. The Auchinraith Primary School was built in the early 20TH Century just a few doors to the south.

Mary B Allan was owner and occupier in 1915 but had moved out by 1925. The house initially just had a name “Allandale’ then later the address of 79 Craig Street but in the late 1920’s with the arrival of more detailed postal addresses, the address changed to 89 Craig Street. In the late 1920’s the council built several 2-storey homes directly across from Allandale. The back gardens faced on to Logan Street gardens.

During the late 1920’s and throughout the 1930’s, Samuel McCloy, a miner was the owner and occupier and the house had a rated value of £17, 10 shilling per year.

Today, the single storey house is greatly extended at the back with a separate garage and long driveway. The wall in the front garden is roughcast to match the house, somewhat unique for these stone cottages in Craig Street. The 4 single windows at the front have been knocked through to form 2 sets of double windows. A hedge separates the front garden from neighbours. The property is well maintained with good parking in the street.

From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017

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