It is a sad day for lovers of architecture and design, but most especially for the people of Glasgow, and specifically for the students of the Glasgow School of Art as fire caused significant damage to the Category A listed building in the city centre this afternoon. It's believed the fire started in the basement and spread to the upper floors where flames were shown leaping from the windows and the roof. Thankfully there was no loss of life, but much of the interior of the building has been destroyed. Also destroyed were the works of students who were preparing for their end of year degree show.
these are my only two postcards of this art nouveau building built between 1897 and 1906, but I have several books and prints of CRM's work. My cousin (now retired) was Head of Graphic Design, Illustration and Photography for many years at the school.
It's a devastating loss.more information on the school and the designer along with photos here.
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