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Dumbarton Road, Partick, Glasgow: from tenements to riverside apartments

Updated Monday, 11th June 2012

We look back at the social history shaped by a ten-fold rise in population from 5,000 in 1850 to over 55,000 by 1901, and forward to the Glasgow Harbour regeneration scheme.

Tenements, trams and towering cranes: the stories behind a Clydeside street

Industrial expansion of the river city of Glasgow saw the diverse population housed in the city’s iconic tenements. High rise and new luxury apartments came later, and we explore the development of Dumbarton Road in the west end of Glasgow.

The story of Dumbarton Road introduces some of the fascinating social and political history of the city.


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