Strathbungo’s history: Welcome
Ever wondered about the history of Strathbungo, or who lived in your house before you?
We aim to collect together all those interested in local history, and compile a more complete record of the history and development of Strathbungo and the surrounding area.
As the site expands, we will continue to add documents about various aspects of local history, original sources, and photographs.
A searchable database lists local properties, who built them, when, and who lived there. You can now see who lived in your house before you! Just select Address Search or People Search, and start exploring. There are currently almost 6000 individuals listed, mostly from 1865 to 1925. The latest update, in April 2017, includes residents in the gardens for the first time, from the Glasgow Post Office Directory of 1939-40.
We already know of Greek Thomson and Rennie Mackintosh, but there were also other architects, military men & footballers (and one who was all three!), ministers, doctors, and a secret service agent.
Do you still have the deeds for your property, do you know of notable former residents, or have any old photos of the area?
If you are interested in contributing, please get in touch.
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Andrew Downie & The Strathbungo Society