Tag: jackson street

Jackson Street Western Homes

     On the west side of Jackson Street near the corner of Glasgow Road were semi detached 2 storey tenements with addresses 4 and 6 Jackson Street. These were constructed around 1890 by William Sprott family (sometimes referred to as Sprat.) 4 Jackson Street had the name ‘Balgonie Cottage’, named after William Sprott’s wife’s […]

Avon Buildings, Blantyre

From the illustrated social history book… “Blantyre – Glasgow Road, The Real Story” by Paul Veverka (c) 2016 – 2018. Avon Buildings     Between 1876 and 1878, two business partners jumped on the construction bandwagon and embarked on a venture to build their own tenements on Glasgow Road. At a time when nearby Henderson’s […]

1978 Central Co-op Premises

  Pictured here in 1978 on Glasgow Road are the old tenements and hall which accommodated Blantyre Central Co-op. This was a former 2-storey stone built building at the west corner of the junction of Herbertson Street and Glasgow Road. Constructed started in 1915 and it opened in February 1917. The Co-op building was built on top […]