Tag: building

Ten Families Homeless in 1940

On Wednesday 31st January 1940, ten families were rendered homeless when a catastrophic fire ripped through Henderson’s Buildings. Glasgow Road. Blantyre. It originated the centre of the two storey tenement building of shops and flats, and the flames quickly spread to adjoining premises. After some hours the fire was under control just before midnight. However, […]

Rosendale Tenements, Springwell

Pictured here in this mass produced postcard, during the early 1970’s is ‘Rosendale’. This was a 3 storey, well constructed tenement building, which when first erected was very visible and different from other homes in Springwell due to it’s red sandstone. The building served as excellent accommodation for many, many Blantyre families but sadly around […]