Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer and architect, of Coleraine, Co. Derry, and Ballymena, Co. Antrim. Samuel McFadden was born in Portglenone, Co. Antrim, the son of Hugh McFadden, of Ballymena. He was an assistant county surveyor for Co. Derry from 1900 or earlier but had left the post by 1907 in order to set up in private practice. He was surveyor to Coleraine Rural District Council from 1909 or earlier(1) and, from 1910, to Ballymena Rural District Council.(2) He died in 1932, remembered, among other things, for having been one of the best salmon fishers in the north of Ireland. He was married to Janet Rankin, daughter of George Hanson, of Ballylintagh, Coleraine.

McFadden's pupils and assistants included ALBERT J. CLARKE. ALBERT J. CLARKE.


RSUA: member.
GLFI: past master of Lodge 754 by 1909.

Addresses: Work: Queen Street, Coleraine, <=1903->=1929;(3) also Church Street, Ballymena, 1915.(4)
Home: Adelaide Avenue, Coleraine, 1909.

See WORKS.



References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the biography of McFadden in R.M. Young, Belfast and the Province of Ulster in the 20th Century (1909), 597, which is illustrated with a portrait photograph, from the brief obituary of McFadden in IB 74, 27 Aug 1932, 784, and Thom's Directory for 1900 and 1907.

(1) A pair of labourers' cottages designed by him for Coleraine RDC is illustrated in IB 46, 16 Jan 1904, (supplement).
(2) IB 52, 19 Feb 1910, 117 .
(3) IB 45, 26 Mar 1903, 1678; 71, 19 Jan 1929, 66.
(4) IB 57, 27 Mar 1915, 149.


28 work entries listed in chronological order for MCFADDEN, SAMUEL JOHN


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Building: CO. DERRY, COLERAINE, HOUSES (057)
Date: 1900
Nature: Scheme of 57 labourers' cottages for Coleraine RDC.
Refs: IB 42, 15 Jul 1900, 422

Building: CO. DERRY, COLERAINE, HOUSE
Date: 1903
Nature: Corrage residence, for Oliver Paul, Esq.
Refs: IB 45, 12 Mar 1903, 1632

Building: CO. DERRY, COLERAINE, BALLINTEER, HOUSE
Date: 1903
Nature: New house for Peter McCloskey.
Refs: IB 45, 12 Mar 1903, 1632

Building: CO. DERRY, PORTSTEWART, HOUSES (006)
Date: 1903
Nature: Terrace of 6 houses.
Refs: IB 45, 12 Mar 1903, 1632

Building: CO. ANTRIM, ROSEYARDS, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1903-1907
Nature: New church.  Gothic. Tenders invited for erection of same, Apr 1903. Church opened, 7 Apr 1907..
Refs: B 84, 11 Apr 1903, 402;  Laurence Kirkpatrick, Presbyterians in Ireland: an illustrated history (Booklink, 2006), 325(illus.).

Building: CO. TYRONE, STRABANE, CASTLETOWN, CARETAKER'S HOUSE
Date: 1905
Nature: -
Refs: IB 47, 11 Feb 1905, 98

Building: CO. DERRY, COLERAINE, HOUSES
Date: 1905
Nature: SJM architect of a 'number of labourers' cottage being built for the Coleraine Rural District Council'.
Refs: Building News 89, 29 Dec 1905, 899

Building: CO. DERRY, ARTICLAVE, MARK MEMORIAL HALL
Date: 1907-08
Nature: Presbyterian church hall opposite church. Gothic. FS laid Nov 1907; 'just completed', Aug 1908. Contractor: William Gould & Co., Coleraine (contract price £974 exclusive of furnishing).
Refs: IB 49, 30 Nov 1907, 829; 50, 25 Jan,8 Aug 1908, 46(illus.),493

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, BATH COTTAGE
Date: 1908
Nature: Additions, for Mr A. Lee.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1908, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/2/27A,C (see PRONI e-catalogue).


Building: CO. DERRY, COLERAINE, UNION STREET (& BROOK STREET), ORANGE HALL
Date: 1909-1911
Nature: Tenders invited Aug 1909. Opened 16 Apr 1911 (Easter Monday). Contractor: William Callaghan.
Refs: B 97, 28 Aug 1909, 250 (advt. for tenders); IB 52, 22 Jan 1910, 53; 53, 29 Apr 1911, 285; IA & C 1, 29 Apr 1911, 198

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BALLYMENA, DIAMOND, SHOPS
Date: 1910
Nature: New shops, for Ballymena Building Society. Contractor: Hugh McCann & Sons, Ballymena (£1,500)
Refs: IB 52, 3 Sep 1910, 559

Building: CO. DERRY, COLERAINE, DIAMOND, SHOP & HOUSE
Date: 1911
Nature: -
Refs: IA & C 1, 8 Apr 1911, 144

Building: CO. DERRY, COLERAINE, HOUSES (066)
Date: 1911
Nature: Scheme for erection of 66 labourers' cottages for Coleraine RDC approved. To cost £11,291. SJM surveyor of scheme at remuneration of £3.10s per cottage.
Refs: IB 53, 16 Sep 1911, 629 (see also IB 46, 16 Jan 1904 (illus. in supplement showing pair of such cottages)

Building: CO. DERRY, LIMAVADY, SHOP & HOUSE
Date: 1911
Nature: -
Refs: IA & C 1, 25 Feb 1911, 70

Building: CO. DERRY, MAGHERAFELT, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1911
Nature: Reconstruction.
Refs: IB 53, 4 Mar 1911, 146; IA & C 1, 11 Feb 1911, 43

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BALLYMENA, BALLYMENA ACADEMY
Date: 1912
Nature: Tenders invited for adds.
Refs: IB 54, 16 Mar 1912, 169,170

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BROUGHSHANE (NEAR), HOUSE
Date: 1913
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same.
Refs: IB 55, 4 Jan 1913, 23

Building: CO. ANTRIM, CLOUGHWATER (BALLYMENA), PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1915-16
Nature: New church on site of older structure on road from Ballymena to Clogh. Contractor: Courtney & Co., Belfast. Wrought iron gates: Musgrave & Co., Belfast. Pulpit: Purdy & Millard, Belfast.
Refs: Building News 108, 19 Mar 1915, 343; IB 57, 13,27 Mar,10 Apr 1915, 129,149,174; 59, 6 Jan 1917, 8(illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BALLYMONEY, STORE
Date: 1919
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same for H.T. Barrie, Ltd.
Refs: IB 61, 22 Mar 1919, 130

Building: CO. DERRY, COLERAINE, MANOR HOUSE
Date: 1922
Nature: Structural improvements to residence of Rt Hon Hugh Thom Barrie.
Refs: IB 64, 11 Feb 1922, 86

Building: CO. DERRY, COLERAINE, HOUSE
Date: 1924
Nature: New villa. Contractor: William Currie, Coleraine (£1,820)
Refs: IB 66, 23 Feb,12 Jul 1924, 150,617

Building: CO. DERRY, KILREA, WAR MEMORIAL
Date: 1924
Nature: Tenders invited, May 1924, and that of John Robinson & Son, 46 York St, Belfast, for £722 accepted.
Refs: IB 66, 17 May,12 Jul 1924, 446,617; B 126, 23 May 1924, 851

Building: CO. DERRY, COLERAINE, LODGE ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1924
Nature: Bungalow.
Refs: IB 66, 8 Mar 1924, 193

Building: CO. DERRY, PORTSTEWART, RECTORY
Date: 1924
Nature: New rectory for Agherton parish.
Refs: IB 66, 12 Jan,23 Feb,8 Mar 1924, 26,150,194

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTGLENONE, SEWERAGE SCHEME
Date: 1924
Nature: -
Refs: IB 66, 20 Sep 1924, 830

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BALLYMENA RURAL DISTRICT, HOUSES (175)
Date: 1925
Nature: Housing scheme of 175 houses.
Refs: IB 67, 19 Sep,17 Oct 1925, 778,857

Building: CO. DERRY, COLERAINE, LODGE ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1929
Nature: Villa.
Refs: IB 71, 2 Mar 1929, 192

Building: CO. DERRY, COLERAINE, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1929
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 71, 19 Jan 1929, 66