Glasgow: Garnethill Synagogue, Entry Hall

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Entry Hall Window

Two single rectangular lights.

The Garnethill Synagogue was the first purpose built Synagogue in Scotland. It was completed in 1881 and most windows were installed and completed by this date. This window has a geometric floral motif.

Original records have been found in the Synagogue dating from 1879. Under ‘Class of Work’ it was noted ‘Glass’ and ‘Kier’ was paid £503 and 8 shillings. ‘Kier’ would have been the Glasgow based Stained Glass Studio, W. & J.J. Kier, run by brothers William and James Kier. This studio was founded by their father David Kier (1802-1864).


Related Records:  
Who: W. & J.J. Kier Studio (artist)
What: Jewish Orthodox
Where: Scotland, Glasgow, 129 Hill Street, Garnethill Synagogue
When: 03-Dec-14 (photograph taken)
1881 (installed)
Resource Rights Holder: Glasgow City Heritage Trust
Record ID: 000-000-764-003-C
Project Ref:
Material: glass, lead
Subject/Keywords: floral, decorative, geometric, Synagogue, temple, Kier, male artist
Photographer: Rachael Purse