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Name: Campbell Street
Date of Origin: 1877
Date Renamed: 1931-32
Area: East Govan
Length: 136 metres
At first thought, a person might assume that the street would be named after Alexander Campbell, Provost of Govan (1883-1886), however it is more likely named after brothers Alexander & Peter Campbell of P. & A. Campbell, Wrights & Builders who opened the Windsor Saw Mills in 1877 at corner of Campbell Street & Windsor Street, the street was more than likely formed by P. & A. Campbell as an access road to their saw mill.
Dunsmuir & Jackson also set up their Govan Engine Works on Campbell Street in 1877, the street was exclusively industrial and contained no homes until 1936 when Glasgow Corporation built the first houses there (See Dunsmuir Street).
Grid Ref: NS 5574 6524
Street No(s): 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 & 17
Odd numbers on east side and Govan Engine Works occupying full west side of street.
List of Industries on Campbell Street 1877-1942 1877-1923 : Dunsmuir & Jackson, Engineers, Govan Engine Works.
1877-1880 : R.C.Wallace & Son, Engineers, Broomloan Iron Works.
1877-1900 : Campbell, P. & A., Wrights & Builders, Windsor Saw Mills.
1900-1903 : Campbell, Wilkie & Downs, Wrights & Builders, Windsor Saw Mills.
1903-1942+: Campbell & Downs Ltd, Wrights & Builders, Windsor Saw Mills.
1886-1898 : D. Brown & Co, Coppersmith, Pheonix Copper Works.
1899-1905 : J.E Cameron & Co, Engineers & Smiths, Pheonix Engineering Works.
1905-1907 : Egerton & Co Ltd, Lead Manufacturer, Thistle Works.
1907-1942+: McAlpine & Co. Ltd, Lead Manufacturer, Thistle Works.
1888-1893 : McWhirter, Ferguson, & Co, Electrical Engineers, Faraday Electric Light Works.
1893-1894 : Wm. McWhirter & Co, Faraday Electric Light Works.
1894-1899 : Faraday Electrical Engineering Co. Ltd, Faraday Electric Light Works.
1900-1902 : Carter, Claude & Co, Electrical, Mechanical Engineers, Faraday Works.
1902-1933 : Saratoga Trunk Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
1888-1932 : Thomas Rowley, Silk Manufacturer.
1933-1936 : Hyndford Social Club.
1913-1932 : Grant A.B. & Sons, Clothes Manufacturer.
1932-1942+: Park Motor Co.
1891-1901 : John Cameron & Co.Timber merchants & Saw Millers.
1906-1908 : Ibrox Park Laundry. (Chairman: Thomas Rowley)