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Botanics Gardens Garage:
Designed by architect D.V. Wylie, the garage has been empty for since the last occupier; the Arnold Clark garage chain closed their doors on this particular premise in the early 21st century. Recent proposals for partial demolition and redevelopment into flats have been denied. Completed in 1912 the two storey garage is one of the oldest, if not the oldest surviving garage in the UK and a neglected gem in the city's west end. It is believed that various parts of the building were adapated from existing structures, but the facade is recognised as being purpose built. Terracotta green and white tiles adorn the entire facade and the style is synonymous with Italian Romanesque design with the rounded arches of the three window bays sitting between a doorway to each end. The west side elevation is largely glazed and the lane down the west side turns round the back of the building following an L shape route from Vinicombe Street. This area at the rear of the building has become an illegal dumping/flytipping site and as such is a fire hazard and a threat to the building. The building was upgraded in 2007 and is currently A listed.

street address: 24 Vinicombe Street, Glasgow G12 8BE
Latitude / Longitude: 55.87712,-4.2903 (sourced using Google Maps)




south front elevation onto Vinicombe Street with the green and white glazed tiled facade with a banded design and alternating tiles above each window.


the three window bays with a door bay to each side


car entranceway and cracked tiles


shallow romanesque arches span the large areas of fenetration


main pedestrian entrance with light decorative touches to the tiling


view down the lane running along the west elevation to the rear of the building


glazed first half of the west lane elevation


back half of the west elevation with the decorative roofline which bears similarities to early Italian renaissance style buildings


the west side elevation turns the corner to the north elevation


rear of the building with drive in entrance and sadly now a dumping ground and fire hazard


rusting winch on the rear of the building




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