- The City Improvement Trust

The Scotland Guide
© David Williams


The City Improvement Trust was the body which was charged with the task of cleaning up the squalid living conditions that existed in the city in the second half of the nineteenth century. Learning from visits to Paris, to see the work of Baron Haussmann, the trustees were very successful in adapting the traditional tenement house style to rehouse many thousands of people.

There are good examples of their tenements near the city centre, notably at High Street and Saltmarket.

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

The City Improvement Trust built many styles of houses and these are the imposing St George`s Mansions which were built in 1900-01 near Charing Cross.

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