Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Belfast. According to the 1911 census, Joseph Gordon, son of Joseph Gordon, draper, of 1 Conway Square, Newtownards, Co. Down, and his wife, Charlotte, was born in Co. Down in 1894 or 1895.  He probably started his architectural career in the office of FREDERICK HENRY TULLOCH  FREDERICK HENRY TULLOCH and NICHOLAS FITZSIMONS NICHOLAS FITZSIMONS , who both proposed him for election as an associate of the RIBA in 1920.(1) He had set up in private practice in Belfast by the beginning of 1927.(2) In 1934 he was appointed surveyor to Lurgan Urban Council.(3) He remained surveyor for Lurgan until 1947, when he was appointed county planning officer for Co. Armagh, a position which he held until 1974. He died in 1978 or 1979.(4)

RIBA: student, 1914; elected member, 7 Jun 1920 (special war exemption), proposed by N. Fitzsimons, F.H. Tulloch & R.M. YOUNG. YOUNG. (5)
RSUA: member, 1937 or 1938; name last appears in list of members for 1974.
TPI: member.

Addresses: Work: 26 Cornmarket, Belfast, <=1927->=1930;(6) Chichester Street, Belfast, 1934;(7) County Planning Office, 10 Abbey Street Armagh, 1947->=1952; County Planning Office, 2 Charlemont Place, The Mall, Armagh, <=1968-1974.
Home: Conway Square, Newtownards, Co. Down, 1920;(8) Elmwood, Banbridge Road, Lurgan, <=1939->=1942; Lake Bank, Windsor Avenue, Lurgan, <=1947->=1948.

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from RSUA lists of members, 1937-1974 (incomplete series).

(1) RIBAJ 27 (1919-1920), 299,366.
(2) IB 69, 22 Jan 1927, 52.
(3) IB 76, 10 Feb 1934, 98; at the time of the appointment this was a part-time post, carrying a salary of £200 per annum.
(4) RSUA Year Book (1980), 13.
(5) See note 1, above.
(6) IB 69, 22 Jan 1927, 52; IB 72, 16 Aug 1930, 728.
(7) See note 3, above.
(8) See note 1, above.


17 work entries listed in chronological order for GORDON, JOSEPH DAVIDSON


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Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1927
Nature: 2 semi-detached villas. Tenders invited.
Refs: IB 69, 22 Jan 1927, 52

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, HARBERTON DRIVE, HOUSE
Date: 1928
Nature: New villa.
Refs: IB 70, 18 Aug 1928, 712

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, REID STREET, HOUSES (006)
Date: 1929
Nature: -
Refs: IB 71, 25 May 1929, 464

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SHERIFF STREET, HOUSES (011)
Date: 1929
Nature: -
Refs: IB 71, 25 May 1929, 464

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CASTLEREAGH ROAD (NEW STREET OFF), HOUSES (008)
Date: 1930
Nature: -
Refs: IB 72, 26 Apr 1930, 383

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CREGAGH DISTRICT, HOUSES (006)
Date: 1930
Nature: 6 sem-detached houses
Refs: IB 72, 16 Aug 1930, 728

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LOOPLAND PARK, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1930
Nature: -
Refs: IB 72, 27 Sep 1930, 868

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, MOUNTPOTTINGER ROAD, PREMISES
Date: 1930
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 72, 6 Dec 1930, 1098

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, RAVENHILL AVENUE, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1930
Nature: -
Refs: IB 72, 16 Aug 1930, 727

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, REID STREET, HOUSES (006)
Date: 1930
Nature: Adds.
Refs: IB 72, 1 Mar 1930, 200

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, STOCKMAN'S LANE, HOUSES (007)
Date: 1930
Nature: -
Refs: IB 72, 26 Apr 1930, 383

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LANSDOWNE PARK, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1931
Nature: -
Refs: IB 73, 24 Oct 1931, 927

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ONSLOW PARADE, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1931
Nature: -
Refs: IB 73, 1 Aug 1931, 685

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CASTLEREAGH ROAD, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1932
Nature: For J. Currie.
Refs: IB 74, 30 Jan 1932, 113

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BRADBURY PLACE, BRADBURY BUILDINGS
Date: 1932-33
Nature: For Martin Wallace, painter & decorator. Contractor: H. & J. Martin, Belfast.
Refs: IB 74, 8 Oct,17 Dec 1932, 908,1138; 75, 25 Feb,6 May 1933, 161,385; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 87 (no. 201, illus.); Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 41,52(illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FALLS ROAD, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1933
Nature: -
Refs: IB 75, 30 Dec 1933, 1129

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, HIGH STREET, PREMISES
Date: 1935
Nature: Adds.
Refs: IB 77, 4 May 1935, 381