HIS name may not be synonymous with Glasgow like Charles Rennie Mackintosh but nonetheless is of enormous architectural importance in the city.

Alexander “Greek” Thomson’s legacy can be seen across the city. Like Mackintosh, his work is recognisable in churches, homes and commercial properties.

The Egyptian Halls in Union is one of Thomson’s masterpieces, built in the late 1800s for iron manufacturer, James Robertson.

The current owner, Derek Souter, has a deadline of today to respond to the council’s order to carry out urgent work or face enforcement action.

Mr Souter is the latest custodian of the Egyptian Halls having taken over the building form Glasgow City Council but his plans for renovation and at one time an extension to include a hotel have stalled.

Other “Greek” Thomson buildings are dotted around the city, fine examples of classic Victorian architecture.

Caledonia Road Church

It has been derelict for decades sits in the middle of the road in Gorbals.

Badly damaged by fire in the 1960s the stone shell of the building is now an A listed structure, serving more as a monument to Thomson than having any functional purpose.

The St Vincent Church

The striking similarities with the Caledonia Road Church can be seen with the high tower and columns above ground level.

Another A listed Thomson building, it has had various occupants and is currently used by the Free Church of Scotland.

Great Western Terrace

In the west end, sitting above Great Western Road in Hyndland, it was at one time home to art Collector William Burrell and many other wealthy merchants.

Built in the 1860s and 70s for developers cashing in on the new wealth of entrepreneurs looking for grand residences.

West Nile Street Offices

It is often said you should look up when in Glasgow city centre to see some surprising architecture and that is certainly true of this example.

On the ground floor is the City Barbers in an unremarkable shop front but above is the two floors designed by Thomson and the top floor displays his signature colonnade look this time for windows.

Holmwood House

Built for paper mill boss James Coupar in the 1850s it is now a National Trust Property with the home and gardens open to the public.

It is considered Thomson’s finest dwelling house.