Created By: Inverclyde Tourist Group
The south facade is currently covered with scaffolding.
The imposing Greenock Municipal Buildings were built originally in the 1880s but have undergone additions and updates well into the 21st Century (image 1). This southern facade has the official entrance to the former Burgh's administration which was denoted by the official pair of lamps (image 2) on Hamilton Street which is now part of the pedestrianised Clyde Square.
Designed by Glasgow architects H&D Barclay, and entitled 'Art and Science', the earlier Town Hall was retained in the centre of the new structure. The interior is ornately decorated while the exterior is finished with red Peterhead granite columns.
The Municipal Buildings housed the District Court, the fire service and the police service, plus many administrative departments for the Burgh. Today, the Municipal Buildings form the administrative centre for the whole of Inverclyde.
The video link is a tour of the inside of the buildings.
Continue by turning to your right and walking forward a few steps to Pin 4: Cowan's Corner. Click CONTINUE TOUR.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Greenock's Historic Quarter