Cowan's Corner

Greenock's Historic Quarter

Cowan's Corner

Scotland PA15 1BQ, United Kingdom

Created By: Inverclyde Tourist Group


The open area at the right-hand corner of the Municipal Buildings is known as Cowan's Corner (image 1), after a local businessman who refused to sell his property when the council was acquiring the land needed to build the award-winning design, and subsequently the original design had to be changed (image 2).

Ironically, this property was destroyed by a bomb during the May 1941 blitz, leaving the present gap.

Tap image 1 to see the full picture. (Close is in top left corner.)

Recently, the council have added Historic Quarter information boards to this area. (images 3 & 4)

Continue by walking forward a few steps to the edge of Clyde Square to Pin 5: Victoria Tower. Click CONTINUE TOUR.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Greenock's Historic Quarter


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