Maclay Hall

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Reference WMO/278485


17 Park Terrace


G3 6BY


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Other structure/building
Lettering: No lettering
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: From the University of Glasgow Roll of Honour, the entries for Ebenezer and William Maclay. The brothers were the sons of the University's patron, Lord Maclay, who donated the Maclay Hall and the University Chapel organ in memory of the brothers who were casualties of the First World War. It states, "In 1921, Lord and Lady Maclay donated their home at 17 Park Terrace to the University in memory of their two sons. Maclay Hall opened as a student residence at the beginning of the 1922–1923 session and closed in December 2014 [Note this date is from the Modern Roll of Honour- the University of Glasgow story says December 2004}- notwithstanding the actual date the hall is now [2020] private property-like most of the terrace now converted to flats. There was a fire on 13 June 2006 which delayed the redevelopment. It was the first hall of residence provided by the University of Glasgow for students. There is a modern MacClay residences which is on a different site and is not a memorial- used mainly for Postgraduate students. The Maclays also gifted the Memorial Chapel's original organ. It was designed by the University’s organist, A. M. Henderson and built by Henry Willis & Sons, one of Britain’s most distinguished organ builders, in 1928. Despite undergoing major renovation and rebuilding in 1977, the case, console and much of the pipe work is original." The Organ is WMO/278486
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