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Western End of University Avenue

Western End of University Avenue

The western side of the Glasgow University campus is bordered by Byres Road, the main throughway of Glasgow’s West End. From there to the east begins University Avenue.

Two of the structures in the photo above should already be quite familiar to any readers to this blog, namely the University Tower and the Wolfson Medical School Building in the right hand side. The building in the middle of the photo is the Bower Building which contains the Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences. It was originally built to serve the Botany Department in 1901.

That fence on the left side of the road was mentioned here previously, when the Boyd Orr Building was introduced. Yeah, that’s the fence that keeps students from being blown on to the street by the winds.

Some 40 years ago, in the 1960s, University Avenue looked different. Can you guess how? I’ll have the answer next month once I’m back in Glasgow to take a specific photo to provide you with the answer. In the meantime, if you think you know the answer, have a guess in the comments section below!

[Poll #3: Which Academic Faculty do you belong to at Glasgow University?]
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© 2009

2 responses

  1. Jen

    That wasn’t when the biomed department was in a fire? I’m pretty sure that was the 90s…

    The med school building wasn’t there of course…

    no, I’m stumped and eagerly awaiting the answer.

    August 23, 2009 at 11:19 am

    • The Bower Building was gutted by fire in 2001 and the Medical School building wasn’t there in the 1960s, you’re right about those, but I’m thinking more about the actual road.
      Heading back to Glasgow tomorrow so I’ll have the answer up relatively soon!

      August 23, 2009 at 11:23 am

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