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Westbourne Free Church Mission Hall, Glasgow: west, east and north elevations and cross section c.1906-07
DES MACKINTOSH, Charles Rennie; (Scottish; 1868-1928)
pencil and wash on Whatman paper
55.4 x 71.5
stamped (square stamp) in purple ink t.r. "SCOTCH EDUCATION / DEPARTMENT. /PLANS RETURNED / FOR REVISAL. / 6 FEBRUARY 1907"; inscr. in pencil t.l. "Westbourne Free Church / Proposed Mission Premises"
In 1898, Westbourne Free Church chose to establish a mission hall in an industrial part of the working class area of Maryhill, Glasgow at Ruchill Street. It is likely that Honeyman's successful classical design of 1880 for the mother church in the city's West End probably brought this small commission to the practice. Mackintosh designed a versatile, practical two-storey roughcast and grey sandstone building, providing a main hall for 300 people, a committee room, club- room, small store, offices and an upper hall, which could house 150 people. The design is regarded as a well planned early work.
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