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The Tenement House, Glasgow
Late Victorian - 20th century

Tenements have been a way of life in Scottish towns from medieval times onwards. But the red sandstone tenements of Buccleuch Street were built towards the end of the Victorian period.

Miss Toward and her mother moved into Number 145 in 1911. It was a rather 'posh' home because it had its own bathroom. Miss Toward remained there for over 50 years and, during that time, she looked after everything very carefully. Because of this, The Tenement House is a remarkable time warp – a testimony to the lives of 'ordinary' people.

The Tenement House is also an important example of Scottish architecture and design. It is the only tenement of its kind to survive, from the early 20th century, with its original fittings and contents.

  Virtual tour
Walk through the house, viewing the rooms as you go.
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Visit The Tenement House web pages to find out more.