Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Belfast. Richard Graham was born in Strokestown, Co. Roscommon, in 1890.   According to the 1911 census, he was the only son of Isaac Graham, bank manager, and his wife, Mary Clarissa, who were by then living in Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim.  He was articled to JAMES A. HANNA  JAMES A. HANNA of Belfast, whose assistant and clerk of works he subsequently became. During World War I he served for three and a half years in France, Belgium and Germany, after which he returned to Hanna's office as chief assistant. In 1928 and 1929 he assisted ROBERT HANNA GIBSON  ROBERT HANNA GIBSON in the preparation of plans for Thompson's Bakery, Belfast, and the conversion of the JaffĂ© Building into offices for the Yorkshire Insurance Co. As an independent architect he designed two new banks and other works for the Northern Bank.(1) In 1931 he moved to Dublin to take up the post of assistant architect to the Irish Sailors' and Soldiers' Land Trust. In September 1932 he joined the Housing Architect's Department of Dublin Corporation, where he remained until his death on 9 July 1933.(2)

RIBA: elected associate, 1923.

Address:  10 High Street, Carrickfergus, 1911.

See WORKS.



References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the obituary of Graham in RIBAJ 40 (1932-33), 848.

(1) IB 57, 31 Jul 1915, 345.
(2) Nevertheless notice of the extension of his appointment appears in IB 75, 26 Aug 1933, 714.


2 work entries listed in chronological order for GRAHAM, RICHARD DAVID


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Building: CO. ANTRIM, CARRICKFERGUS, MARKET PLACE, NORTHERN BANK
Date: 1915
Nature: Rebuilding of rear portion. Builder: Caters, Carrickfergus.
Refs: IB 57, 31 Jul 1915, 345

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, KINCORA AVENUE, HOUSE
Date: 1923
Nature: New villa. For builders, Mssrs. W. & J. Robinson.
Refs: IB 65, 1 Dec 1923, 934