Monday 7 June 2010: Young Scholar
This sits on top of what has now been converted into a great looking block of flats. A nice place to live near the Glasgow Green and the centre of the city
Originally it was Greenhead Mansion, built for Dugald McPhail the cotton mill owner back in 1846.
It was bought by the city in 1859 and using £30,000 from the philanthropist James Buchanan it was converted into a school. It was initially deemed to be a 'school for the maintenance and instruction of destitute children'.
The year after the education act of 1872, which made education compulsory, the delightful 'Young Scholar in studious pose', was carved in sandstone by William Brodie and placed on top of the building.
More than life size and seated pensively with chalk and slate in hand.