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Tenement House in Glasgow is a typical Victorian tenement flat of 1892, a fascinating time capsule of the first half of the 20th century. It was the home of an ordinary Glasgow shorthand typist, Miss Agnes Toward who lived up this 'close' for more than 50 years, and it retains many original features such as the bed recesses, the kitchen range, coal bunker and bathroom. In the gaslit parlour the table is set for afternoon tea - and there is a rosewood piano - a sure sign of Victorian gentility! There is an exhibition on the ground floor about tenement life.
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To the east of George Square is the Merchant City, a fashionable place to eat, drink and play. Further east is the East End, a traditional working-class stronghold, and to the north is the oldest part of Glasgow, around the medieval cathedral. West of George Square is Buchanan Street, Sauchiehall Street and Argyle Street the city's principal shopping thoroughfares. From here the streets rise towards Blythswood Square, a much quieter area of elegant late Georgian buildings turned into offices. Beyond Charing Cross is the city's West End and home of some of the city's best museums.