Norma Marr in Calgary has shared this charming photo of a former house in High Blantyre. Pictured in 1969 is the previous Calderside Cottage, part of the Calderside Rows. Norma told me, “Our uncle, James Downie, was born there.”
Despite the well kept look of the terraced row, these homes were demolished not long after this photo. Built in 1851, they had lasted nearly 120 years. A modern house owned by the MacFarlane family, now also called “Calderside Cottage” is now situated on the site, directly across from MacFarlane’s scrapyard at Calderside.
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