Forsyth’s department store was designed by J J Burnet and built at a cost of £25,000. Heating and lighting were state of the art, while a wide staircase and new electric lifts permitted the efficient movement of goods and people around the six floors.
The success of the new store allowed Forsyth to expand his business further, including a new store on Edinburgh’s Princes Street. Another new venture was the establishment of a clothing manufacturing factory of the Wallace-Scott Co in Cathcart. Forsyth continued to take a close interest in the business into his old age, and it remained in the family after his death.
Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 052 BAI
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