College & Kelvingrove Church (Site of)

Glasgow Boys' Brigade West End Walking Tour

College & Kelvingrove Church (Site of)

Scotland G1 1XQ, United Kingdom

Created By: Glasgow Boys' Brigade


Following serious fire damage to the roof of the College Free Church (Lyndoch Street), in 1903, union with nearby Kelvingrove United Free Church led to this fine property becoming the new spiritual home of William Smith and of the 1st Glasgow Company. It was in this Church the Founder’s Funeral Service was held, on 16th May 1914, and from here the funeral cortege processed to the Western Necropolis (adjacent to Maryhill Crematorium) where William Smith lies buried.

Sadly, this fine building was destroyed by fire in 1925. The site of the Church, on Kelvingrove Street, opposite an entrance to Kelvingrove Park, remains a vacant site to this day.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Glasgow Boys' Brigade West End Walking Tour


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