Former Maclay Hall
Just behind the Lord Roberts’ Monument, featured yesterday, is a shell of a formerly affluent tenement at 17 Park Terrace. It was donated to the University of Glasgow in 1921 by Lord and Lady Maclay, and became Maclay Hall, a student halls of residence. Over the years the halls were extended to the neighbouring properties, until they were sold for private development in 2004-2005. While being renovated under new ownership, the four storey building caught fire on June 13th, 2006. Today, the building is a mere shell of it’s former glory, as you can see in the photo above. The BBC article on the fire can be found here.
The name lives on in the Maclay Residences to the south of the University, close to the River Clyde, the Tall Ship and the upcoming Riverside Museum.
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