Remnants of the Old College
Although the Gilmorehill campus of the University of Glasgow only dates back to 1870, there are remnants of the olden days scattered around campus. Parts of Pearce Lodge, the memorial plaque to Thomas Reid featured yesterday, among other little artifacts in the Hunterian Museum and the Main Building. One of the more famous remnants of the Old College, the Lion and Unicorn Staircase, was commissioned on this day in 1690. Work was finished later that summer in mid-August, and 320 years after that date, I will post some more photos of the finished product as it stands today.
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