Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architects, of 17 Harrington Street, Liverpool, whose design in the first competition of 1881-2 for the proposed Science and Art Museum in Dublin, featuring a Corinthian portico, was among five selected by the South Kensington Department from the sixty-eight submitted. The five selected designs, which were exhibited at the Royal Dublin Society in November 1882, were all by English architects.(1) Because of the controversy which this caused, a second competition was announced. Bromilow & Cheers were awarded compensation of £500.(2)

Bromilow & Cheers entered several competitions between 1879 and 1881, the others being for buildings in England, the Isle of Wight and Jersey.(3) In spite of the fiasco in Ireland, one of the partners, HENRY A. CHEERS HENRY A. CHEERS , submitted a design with WILLIAM KAYE-PARRY  WILLIAM KAYE-PARRY in the Roscommon Court House competition of 1883.(4) Bromilow has not been further identified.

Bromilow & Cheers's National Museum competition drawings are in the National Archives, OPW5HC/1/4.



References



(1) B 41, ? ? 1881, 434,467; 42, 14 Jan 1882, 57,698; IB 24, 15 Nov 1882, 326.
(2) Rena Lohan, Guide to the archives of the Office of Public Works, (OPW, 1994), 43.
(3) Roger Harper, Victorian Architectural Competitions (1983), 194.
(4) IB 25, 1 Sep 1883, 270.


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NATIONAL MUSEUM
Date: 1881-82
Nature: One of 5 shortlisted competition entrants (all English) in first competition.
Refs: Set of 7 drawings in NA, OPW5HC/1/4; IAA, PKS B11/02; B 41, ? 1881, 434,467,717; 42, 14 Jan,? 1882, 57,698; 44, ? 1883, 396,572; IB 24, 15 Nov 1882, 326; Rena Lohan, Guide to the archives of the Office of Public Works, (OPW, 1994), 43