Art Deco at the Beresford

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The ex-Beresford Hotel, Glasgow, July 2018

This ex-hotel on Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow opened in 1938, and was known as Glasgow’s first skyscraper, being the tallest building erected in Glasgow between the two world wars.

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side view

Since its hey days during the Empire Exhibition, the hotel became popular with American servicemen during World War 2, became a students’ hall of residence in 1964 and now contains privately-owned apartments.

This striking example of Art Deco is showing its age, but is protected as a category B listed building.

 


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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 5 October 2018

Posted as part of Weekend B&W

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