Forget Scotland Street and the School of Art – here are nine less well-known Glasgow addresses connected to Charles Rennie Mackintosh

IT IS now recognised as one of Glasgow’s finest buildings – but the city’s School Board gave its famous architect a sharp rap on the knuckles when he submitted his final plans.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh got a bit of a row when he ‘added some creative flourishes’ to his original ideas for Scotland Street School, according to a letter which has resurfaced in Glasgow City Archives.

“It seems true that Mackintosh had definite ideas and may have been difficult to work with,” smiles archivist Michael Gallagher. “In the letter, they state they have ‘no desire for controversy but the attitude taken by Mr Mackintosh in his interview with the committee and in his letter…leaves us no alternative’, and called the architect’s embellishes, ‘absolutely objectionable from the point of view of school working’.”

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