Basic Site Details

Name: The White House
Town, district or village: Springburn
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The idea of the management is not so much to cater for the single-night lodgers as to provide for the permanent or weekly boarders. For thirteen shillings and six pence per week a working man has his breakfast, dinner, tea and supper nicely served in a dining room large, airy, and well-lit.. Reading, recreation and billiards rooms are provided and the cubicles are comfortable and decently furnished. The buildings reflect credit on the architect, Mr Whitey (sic) of Glasgow. The walls are constructed of brick, rough cast cement on face, with red tinted cement as dressings. The floors are fireproof and the buildings are lighted throughout by electric light, Steam is employed in the cooking arrangements and the laundry work and cleaning is accomplished by the most improved machinery. [British architect 29 November 1901]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2St Mungo Boarding house  
Item 2 of 2Whitehouse  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Lodging house  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11901 Completion 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 1William Brown WhitieArchitect 1901  


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1901   742

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Quarterly9 December 1901 Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William Brown Whitie: F v19 p108 no1406 (microfilm reel 12)