Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Building contractor, of Co. Dublin, who died at his home in Sandycove in 1938. 'He came,' according to his obituary in the Irish Builder,(1) 'of a long line of contractors and quarry owners who were responsible for many of the fine old houses and public buildings to be found in the neighbourhood of Dun Laoghaire and Dalkey. He continued the family tradition and Dalkey library and Spencer Villas bear tribute to the care which he devoted to any work he undertook. In his latter years he realised an ambition, which had long been his, and became a sculptor with such success that two busts which he produced were awarded prizes by such famous French academies as the Louvre and the Salon. This success may be said to have crowned a lifetime of close application to everything he undertook, one during which he earned and received the admiration and respect of his fellows for his kindliness of spirit, his unwavering belief in humanity and his generous response to the call of charity.' He exhibited a small plaster bust at the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1932.(2) He may be the Martin Dixon who was a member of Dalkey Urban District Council circa 1915-1918.

Address: 124 Rock Road, Booterstown, <=1922->=1932.



References

Information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Thom's directories.

(1) IB 80, 29 Oct 1938, ?.
(2) RHA 1932, no. 392. 


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DALKEY, CASTLE STREET, NO. 036 (PUBLIC LIBRARY)
Date: ?
Nature: MD contractor
Refs: Obituary of Dixon in IB 80, 29 Oct 1938, ?

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, SPENCER ROAD, SPENCER VILLAS
Date: ?
Nature: MD contractor.
Refs: Obituary of Dixon in IB 80, 29 Oct 1938, ?