Tobago Street originally ran from 471 London Road to 502 Gallowgate, and is named after the West Indian island of the same name. It was previously known as Struthers Street and was named after Robert Struthers, who owned a brewery in the area, and was a one time Provost of Calton.
Nos 75/77 = store and stables built in 1905 for James Fraser, rag merchant. Later became the premises of J.C. walker, manufacturing chemists.
45/51 = Calton Works, built c1850 for T. & J. Hamilton, bobbin turners. later became the premises of The Calton Cabinet Works Ltd, then N.H.E. Caplan Ltd., furniture manufacturers.
58/72 = tramway stables built around 1883 for Glasgow Tramway Omnibus Company. Later became the premises of W.D. & H.O. Wills Ltd., cigarette manufacturers.
86/92 = Eastern District Police Station, built in 1869 to a design by John Carrick.
113 = Globe Music Halls. In 1910 became the Paragon Cinema and seated 683. Closed and demolished in 1920.
19/23 = works, premises of Robert Hardie & Co., sheet metal workers.
Believed to be the Officers and Constables of Tobago Street Police Office. The guy in the front row centre without the nick-nick hat is Inspector James Brown...I will be checking the photo out with the Police Museum in Bell Street.
Waverley see the Globe theatre, a wiz trying tae help Matthew Lloyd wae photos of where it wiz. and hid read it wiz integrated intae the tenement there near the coarner of Tobago st.. and hid wondered if it might be the lower bulding next tae Johns Bar... but ave looked oan the Arthur Lloyd site and it says demolished tae , so where exactly did this building stand.. diz anyone know..
Not sure about this one Calamity...to be honest I have never heard of it before. Maybe some of our Calton members might be able to throw some light on this one. I see Peter lists it on the original post as being at 113 Tobago Street so maybe that is a starter for ten.