Park District, Glasgow
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North side of Park Circus
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The Park District area is bordered by the City Centre, Kelvingrove, Kelvingrove Park and Woodlands. Many of the area's large townhouses converted to offices during the latter half of the 20th century are being returned to residential use. It is now generally considered one of the most prestigious residential areas in Glasgow, with several high-end developments and historical architecture.
Prior to 2013, the City of Glasgow civil marriage rooms were located at 22 Park Circus, in the former Italian consulate. The Scottish Football Association (SFA) had their headquarters on Park Gardens in the area, but moved to Hampden Park when the stadium was redeveloped to house them. A mosaic depicting the badge of the SFA still exists at the entrance to their former headquarters. The Scottish Labour Party formerly had their headquarters in the area. As for other organisations, the offices of The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, The Scottish Council for Development and Industry, The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund and The Goethe Institute are located here.
The University of Glasgow had a hall of residence on Park Terrace, known as Maclay Hall. It was donated to the University by Lord and Lady Maclay in 1921 in memory of their two sons who fell during the First World War. The hall was sold for private development in 2004. The development suffered a setback on 13 June 2006, when fire swept through House 18 and the surrounding terrace.
University of Glasgow and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum are approximately 8 minutes of walking away from Park District. Nearby public transport includes Kelvinbridge subway station and Charing Cross (Glasgow) railway station.