Named after: James Maxton. Scottish far-left politician, and leader of the Independent Labour Party. He was a pacifist who opposed both world wars.
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Argyle Street Flats: High-rise flats, which were bordered on the west by Caledonian Street, the north by Wagonway Road, the south by Argyle Street, and the east by the railway line.
They consisted of - from west to east: Maxton Court and Summerskill Court, which overlooked Caledonian Street and the Quay School; then Shinwell Court, and Morrison Court, which reached down to the railway, almost touching the present Walsh Avenue. These flats were built on land previously occupied by - west to east: McIntyre Street, Hedley Street, Dunston Street, Edmund Street, Phillip Street and Whiteburn Street.