Jack House (1906-91)
Known as “Mr. Glasgow”, Jack House was born in 1906, in Tollcross which at the time was outside Glasgow’s boundaries, and subsequently absorbed by the city’s east end. In 1928, he became a reporter for the Glasgow Evening Citizen newspaper, and later worked for a number of other publications. For a number of years Jack House dominated the market in books about Glasgow, although he produced a wide range of other works covering a wide range of subjects.
Among his most important Glasgow-related publications are: Square Mile of Murder, 1961 and later editions; The Heart of Glasgow, 1965 and later editions; Pavement in the Sun (autobiography), 1967; and Glasgow Old and New, (compiled by Jack House), 1974 and later editions.