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Greek Thomson: Scotland’s other great visionary architect – BBC News

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Image caption The Caledonia Road Church in the Gorbals was threatened with demolition in 1966 When Glasgow council was planning to demolish one of Thomson's landmark churches in 1966, influential American architectural historian Henry-Russell Hitchcock made a plea for them to stop. He said: "Glasgow in the last 150 years has had two of the greatest architects in the world." Image caption The church was described as one of the finest Classical Romantic churches in Europe Who was Alexander Thomson? Thomson, who was born 200 years ago next week in the Stirlingshire village of Balfron, acquired the nickname 'Greek' despite [...]