Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer and architect, of Dundalk, Co. Louth, and Newry, Co. Down. William Barber was born in Forkhill, Co. Armagh, in 1877 or 1878 and educated at Dundalk Institution. After leaving school he entered the office of R.P.T. LOGAN  LOGAN in Dundalk. On the latter's death in 1903 he succeeded to the practice, which he carried on successfully until his own death. He also practised at Drogheda and Newry, opening an office in the latter town in 1905.(1) He was elected to the position of permanent engineer to Newry No. 2 Rural District Council in 1911(2) and was also engineer to the Glyde Drainage Board. He died at the age of sixty-three on 5 May 1941.According to his obituarist in the JRIAI, he had been a well-known athlete in his youth 'and in his later years was a prominent and popular supporter of horse racing' whose 'advice upon improvements to Race Courses, including the new Popular Stand at the Curragh, which he planned, was frequently sought.'  At the time of the 1911 census, he had been married  to his wife, Kathleen, for three years but had no children.

RIAI: elected member,  8 April 1907, having been proposed by ALBERT EDWARD MURRAY ALBERT EDWARD MURRAY , seconded by WILLIAM MANSFIELD MITCHELL  WILLIAM MANSFIELD MITCHELL and JAMES HENRY WEBB. JAMES HENRY WEBB. (4)

Addresses: Francis Street, Dundalk, <=1907->=1911;  58 Clanbrassil Street, 1930;(3) 17 Francis Street, 1931.(5)

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the 1911 census of Ireland, http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ (last visited Oct 2009) and from the obituary of Barber in RIAI Year Book (1942), 14,    

(1) IB 47, 8 Apr 1905, 242.
(2) IB 53, 22 Jul 1911, 501.
(3) Thom's Directory (1931), ? (http//www.from-ireland.net).
(4) IAA, RIAI office archives (Acc. 93/136), membership forms 1878- 1909 (extremely fragile).
(5) IB 73, 14 Mar 1931, 232.


30 work entries listed in chronological order for BARBER, WILLIAM SAMUEL


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Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, ARDEE ROAD, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION
Date: 1905
Nature: Gym, lavatories, bathroom & alterations
Refs: IB 47, 1 Jul,12 Aug 1905, 462,552

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, FORKHILL ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1906
Nature: Tenders received for erection of same, for Mrs Johnston.
Refs: IB 48, 21 Apr,5 May 1906, 326,377

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, HILL STREET, SHOW ROOMS & WAREHOUSES (MSSRS REA & ROSS)
Date: 1907-1908
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of showrooms and warehouses for Mssrs. Rea & Ross, Hill Street.
Refs: IB 49, 21 Sep 1907, 662,671; 50, 16 May,14 Nov 1908, 310,705

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, BALLYBAY, MAIN STREET, HOUSE
Date: 1908
Nature: Plans being prepared for house recently purchased by Mr George Norris, veterinary surgeon.
Refs: IB 50, 16 May 1908, 309

Building: CO. LOUTH, DARVER, NEWTOWNDARVER HOUSE
Date: 1908
Nature: Alterations & hot water supply
Refs: IB 50, 22 Aug 1908, 523

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ASHFIELD
Date: 1908
Nature: Water supply & sanitary arrangements
Refs: IB 50, 22 Aug 1908, 528

Building: CO. ARMAGH, POYNTZPASS, SEWERAGE SCHEME
Date: 1909-1911
Nature: -
Refs: IB 51, 25 Dec 1909, 826; 53, 4 Mar 1911, 153

Building: CO. DOWN, SCARVAGH HOUSE
Date: 1910
Nature: New drainage system
Refs: IB 52, 11 Jun 1910, 390

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, KING STREET, SHOP & DWELLING HOUSE
Date: 1910
Nature: Additions & alterations
Refs: IB 52, 11 Jun 1910, 382

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, DYER STREET, PREMISES
Date: 1910
Nature: Additions & alterations
Refs: IB 52, 11 Jun 1910, 381

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, RACECOURSE
Date: 1910
Nature: Boundary walls
Refs: IB 52, 11 Jun 1910, 381

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, ANNE STREET, BARRACKS
Date: 1910
Nature: Additions & repairs
Refs: IB 52, 11 Jun 1910, 381

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, CARRICKMACROSS, BALLYMACKEY
Date: 1910
Nature: New wing & drainage system
Refs: IB 52, 11 Jun 1910, 381

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, MONALTY HOUSE
Date: 1910
Nature: Addition of 3-storey bathroom return to half landings and small single-storey wing to NW.
Refs: Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 225.

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, ADAVOYLE
Date: 1911
Nature: New water supply
Refs: IB 53, 16 Sep 1911, 637

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, MALL, GARAGE
Date: 1911
Nature: -
Refs: IB 53, 10 Jun 1911, 398

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, NEWRY ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1911
Nature: New villa.
Refs: IB 53, 10 Jun,19 Aug 1911, 389,561

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, MOUNT AVENUE, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1911
Nature: Pair of semi-detached villas.
Refs: IB 53, 22 Jul 1911, 494

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, CHURCH STREET, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (CI)
Date: 1911
Nature: Decoration & renovation
Refs: IB 53, 13 May 1911, 326

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, MARCUS SQUARE, PICTURE HOUSE
Date: 1911
Nature: -
Refs: IB 53, 13 May,10 Jun,19 Aug 1911, 326,398,569

Building: CO. ARMAGH, CROSSMAGLEN, COURT HOUSE
Date: 1911
Nature: Billiard room & reading room
Refs: IB 53, 18 Feb 1911, 113

Building: CO. LOUTH, ARDEE, STICKILLIN?, HOUSE
Date: 1912
Nature: New residence.
Refs: IB 54, 13 Apr 1912, 227

Building: CO. LOUTH, KNOCKBRIDGE (DUNDALK), SHOP & HOUSE
Date: 1912
Nature: New grocery, licensed premises and house.
Refs: IB 54, 13 Apr 1912, 227

Building: CO. LOUTH, RATHCOR, HOUSE
Date: 1914
Nature: -
Refs: IB 56, 12 Sep 1914, 538

Building: CO. LOUTH, BALTRASNA (ARDEE), COTTAGE
Date: 1916
Nature: Alterations
Refs: IB 58, 5 Aug 1916, 361

Building: CO. LOUTH, MILESTOWN HOUSE (CASTLEBELLINGHAM)
Date: 1924
Nature: Rebuilding, using old walls, after house was burnt in 1923. Tenders invited May 1924. For Mrs Alice Woolsey-Butler.
Refs: IB 66, 17 May 1924, 446; Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978),

Building: CO. LOUTH, KNOCK ABBEY
Date: 1924
Nature: Rebuilding Tebders invited, Jun 1924.
Refs: IB 66, 28 Jun 1924, 578; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 497; Knock Abbey, Tallanstown, Co. Louth, Hamilton Osborne King, 14 Jul 1998

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, MONAGHAN, DIAMOND, NORTHERN STANDARD PRINTING WORKS
Date: 1931
Nature: Re-erection
Refs: IB 73, 14 Mar,7 Nov 1931, 232,974

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, CHURCH STREET, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (CI)
Date: 1932
Nature: Removal of steeple struck by lightning and replacement with copper spire.
Refs: IB 74, 22 Oct 1932, 650; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 262

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, CARRICKMACROSS, BUNGALOW (NO FRANGO)
Date: 1933
Nature: -
Refs: IB 75, 11 Feb 1933, 104