ETON TERRACE

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WHERE IS IT? In the West End, at the corner of Oakfield Avenue and Great George Street, near the University of Glasgow campus.

Eton Terrace skirts the edge of the University of Glasgow’s extended campus and is marked with a number of Thomson's signature motifs.

These motifs include the joined pattern that winds around the entire structure, the stonework emblems on the upper floor, and the square jutting out doorways.


In the mid-1800s, the boom in Glasgow’s population caused by the Industrial Revolution pushed development west, as the upper classes sought to leave the areas inundated with migrant workers. At the same time, the University of Glasgow moved to the plush West End, next to recently constructed Kelvingrove Park. Thomson was commissioned to design several series of homes for the affluent families fleeing west, including Eton Terrace, Great Western Terrace, and Westbourne Terrace.


Eton Terrace is bookended by the house on each end rising one floor higher than the rest, adorned with a Greek roof and accompanying columns, inspired by the porches at the Choragic Monument of Thrasyllus.

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These motifs include the joined pattern that winds around the entire structure, the stonework emblems on the upper floor, and the square jutting out doorways.


In the mid-1800s, the boom in Glasgow’s population caused by the Industrial Revolution pushed development west, as the upper classes sought to leave the areas inundated with migrant workers. At the same time, the University of Glasgow moved to the plush West End, next to recently constructed Kelvingrove Park. Thomson was commissioned to design several series of homes for the affluent families fleeing west, including Eton Terrace, Great Western Terrace, and Westbourne Terrace. Eton Terrace is bookended by the house on each end rising one floor higher than the rest, adorned with a Greek roof and accompanying columns, inspired by the porches at the Choragic Monument of Thrasyllus.

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