Friday, 8 June 2012

Repair and maintenance of Mackintosh's architecture

The launch of Roger Billcliffe's pocket guide book, "Visiting Charles Rennie Mackintoch" yesterday at Queen's Cross Church was very enlightening. I spoke with a variety of people involved in heritage projects across the city.  Of particular concern is the repairs and maintenance of several buildings designed by Mackintosh and these require to be prioritised.

Looking round the church, completed in 1899, I heard about the various activities of the Charles Rennie Mackintoch Society. The church is open to public on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays .It is open for free of charge on Wednesday afternoons. There is a leaflet which details the history of the church and features information about key features such as the great "Blue Heart" window.

View of Queen's Cross Church

I hope that the Queen's Cross Church and the work of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society received increased publicity as part of the refurbishment of the subway. Improved signage to the church to/ from St George's Road would be a great benefit and imagery of the church within the subway's panels at St. George's Cross would be really positive.

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