656 Gallowgate, Glasgow. Demolished.
The Douglas Arms sat at the corner of Gallowgate and Tylefield Street.
This was originally Mrs Stevenson’s Tavern, a single storey cottage type hostelry situated at the corner of Gallowgate and Tylefield Street.
Mrs Marion M Stevenson took over the licence around 1882. It was originally a licensed grocers business away back in the 1830s and transformed into a public house in the 1840s.
Drawing of the old premises Mrs Stevenson’s, date unknown, this old drawing used to hang on one of the walls in the Douglas Arms. Thanks to Mr Frank Drew for this image. I met him many years ago in the Hielan Jessie on the Gallowgate.
Mrs Stevenson gave up the trade in 1902 and the licence was transfered to he son Robert Millar. Mrs Stevenson was twice married and Robert was a son from her first marraige, she managed the pub on the Gallowgate then owned it, she bought the property and from her savings a new public house with a tenement of flats above was built on the sit of the old pub, which was one of the finest pubs on the Gallowgate. Robert was 25 years of age when he took over the pub, he assisted his mother in the running of the bar on Saturday morning, he got his training in the licensed trade with Bulloch Lade & Company.
When Robert passed away the licence was transfered to his wife Isabella in 1927. The pub was sold to John Kellegher a wine and spirit merchant who ran the Snug Bar, Canning Street, the Royal Bar, Gallowgate, 105 Albert Road and another pub on Caledonia Road.
This photograph was taken from the Gallowgate looking at Tylefield Street. 1970s.
In the News 1973…
Mr. J. Dougan (Douglas Arms, Gallowgate); Mr. N. Dougan, Windsor Tavern, Dumbarton Road; Mrs. H. Dougan: Mrs. J. Douglas; and Mr. H. Dougan (Glen Bar, Royston). 1973.
John Dougan took over the business in 1955, John and his family owned other well known pubs in the city including Dougan’s, Royston Road, and Dougan’s on Springburn Road. The pub was finally demolished in the late 1970s.
To read more on the pubs on the Gallowgate read up & Doon the Gallowgate by John Gorevan. A copy can be bought for a few pounds at the Hielan Jessie on the Gallowgate or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
1973-1955 John Dougan.
1947 James Arthur Jenkins.
1945 William McTaggart.
1938-1934 John Kellegher.
1927 Isabella Gall Millar.
1926-1912 Robert Millar.
1912-1882 Marion Maxwell Stevenson.
1875 William Anderson.
1863-1849 Archibald Waddell.
1847 William Brown & Co.
1838 Mrs William Moffat. Grocer.
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