Tenement collapse that changed the shape of the Southside

In 1959 some tenements, then one hundred and fifty years old, just off St Leonards Street were in a perilous state having been built on poor foundations.  

Amongst them was the Penny Tenement - so named because the owner tried to sell it for one penny.  The tenements were demolished and the way was cleared (mostly) for new housing which we now see in Bowmont Place and the Dumbiedykes.

David McLean has more of the history in this article in today's Evening News.


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