- Kelvingrove Park
- Sunlight Cottages

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© David Williams


(1901, James Miller)

These two red-brick houses are sited high up in the park and close to Glasgow University. They are a real `curiosity` in Glasgow as they are quite unlike most other houses in the city.

A plaque explains: These buildings are facsimiles of two cottages at Port Sunlight [near Liverpool], occupied by the employees of Lever Bros Limited and were presented by that company to the corporation of the city of Glasgow after the exhibition in 1901. These charming and very English-looking buildings, with their red bricks and carved timbers, are remarkably different to anything else in the area.

They are, most unfortunately, the only surviving structures of the 1901 International Exhibition.

This article is based on the guidebook "The Glasgow Guide".

Sunlight Cottages are perched high up in Kelvingrove Park and close to Glasgow University.

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