3rd Lanark Birthplace – East Howard Street

Third Lanark Football Club were one of the four Glasgow Football Titans. Their fame resides in their epic demise, however they were one of the greatest football clubs Scotland ever produced. They take their rightful place within Football’s Square Mile.

Third Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers founded their football club, 12 days after the world’s first international football match held on St Andrews Day 1872. They were formed on East Howard Street, Glasgow, in the Orderly Room, Havelock Buildings.

Ref – National Library of Scotland

The Havelock Buildings were situated on Maxwell Street and East Howard Street. This is an old map from 1869 of the area. This is adjacent to St Andrew’s Cathedral.

Ref – National Library of Scotland

Old newspaper records, indicate the Havelock Buildings had shops, warehouses and counting houses, and main office was 85 Maxwell Street.

Ref – British Newspaper Archive

Today, 85 Maxwell Street is a multi-storey car park. This is the 1st site of Football’s Square Mile – the foundation stone of one of the four glasgow football titans.

Ref – Google Maps