Opening of Eglinton Street Congregational Church, March 1866

An article on page four of The Glasgow Herald, on Monday the 6th of August, 1866, provides an account of the new church, constructed for the Rev. David Russell’s congregation.


Opened on Sunday the 5th of August, the building was situated at the corner of Eglinton and Devon Streets. The frontage, with its double entrance door, was 62 feet on Eglinton Street, and extended 82 feet along Devon Street. The entire structure was “in the early decorated style of Gothic architecture of a simple type, from designs by Mr. John Burnet, architect.” There were two Mossman heads of angels. Other dimensions of the interior and exterior are provided in the article. The church had seating for 700 persons.


The are photographs of the building, on the urbanglasgow website.