88 Trongate, Glasgow.
Donnelly’s Tavern, Trongate.
Sir John Moore (1761-1809), son of the physician John Moore (1729-1802), was born in this three-storey tenement, Donald’s Land, opposite the Tron Steeple in Trongate. The family moved to Dunlop Street c 1771. Sir John became a national hero following his death fighting against the French at the Battle of Corunna during the Peninsular Wars in 1809.
The building was subsequently occupied by a shoe shop and Donnelly’s Tavern and Billiard Rooms. It is depicted in this engraving during its demolition in 1855. Thanks to the Mitchell Library.