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Templeton's carpet factory (Albert Mills), Glasgow: the main facade

RIBA Ref No RIBA24521
Architect/DesignerLeiper, William (1839-1916)
Artist/PhotographerKelly, A. T.
CountryUK: Scotland
CityGlasgow
Subject Date1892
Image Date1930
ViewExterior
StyleGothic Revival
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP52/130
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditArchitectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
SubjectFactories ; Brickwork ; Mills ; Towers
NOTES: James Templeton engaged William Leiper to design the facade of his new factory called Albert Mills after previous designs had been refused planning permission by the City Council on the premise that they were not prestigious enough for the neighbourhood. The factory, completed in 1889-92, produced carpets for two British coronations, a carpet for the White House, Washington DC, and carpets for luxury liners. They also produced army blankets during the First World War. It closed in 1982 and after restoration re-opened as theTempleton Business Centre.
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