The Citizen,bar and dining,old offices of the Glasgow Evening Citizen Newspaper,24 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, Scotland,UK, G1 2EU
Contributor:Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:4368 x 3396 px | 37 x 28.8 cm | 14.6 x 11.3 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:17 November 2019
Location:24 St Vincent Place Glasgow,Scotland,UK, G1 2EU
The Evening Citizen, was an evening version of the Glasgow Citizen (a daily newspaper founded in 1842) and was first published in August 1864. Founded by James Hedderwick, a University of London dropout, the publication became one of Glasgow’s most successful newspapers. The newspaper moved to our address on St Vincent Place in 1889, in a specially commission building designed to accommodate the offices and printing presses. The building itself is of architectural significance, it took four years to build and was the first red sandstone building in the city at the time. It was designed by T L Watson in Dutch Renaissance style with 6 asymmetric bays. The elaborate stone carvings were by James Hendry who was a draftsman to Watson at the time. It was also one of the first buildings in the city to be fully electric, with the newspaper quick to link to the Waterloo Street power station built in 1892. It is listed Category A in Scotland. Hedderwick’s success allowed him to move on to establish other evening newspapers throughout the UK, most notably the London Echo. The Citizen comprised of a daily edition, an evening edition and a weekly supplement. In 1881, Hedderwick was granted an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow. We opened as The Citizen in September 2017 and have become a new part of the history of Glasgow.