Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin. William A. Griffith, who, according to the 1911 census, was born in 1908 or 1909, was a son of JOHN WILLIAM GRIFFITH  JOHN WILLIAM GRIFFITH and his wife Hilda, née Alexander,(1) a grandson of Sir JOHN PURSER GRIFFITH  JOHN PURSER GRIFFITH and a brother of EVAN PURSER GRIFFITH EVAN PURSER GRIFFITH . He studied architecture at Liverpool University circa 1931 and at the Architectural Association in London from 1932-1934. On his return to Dublin he appears to have entered briefly into partnership with ELIZABETH SIDES.  ELIZABETH SIDES.

A collection of some of Griffith's student work and some later designs was loaned to the Irish Architectural Archive in 1985 by his son, John Griffith. (Acc.85/166.4-12)

Addresses: Greenane, Temple Road, Rathmines; Priorswood, Artane.

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(1) The second initial of his name probably stood for  Alexander.


5 work entries listed in chronological order for GRIFFITH, WILLIAM A.


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RATHMINES ROAD UPPER, RATHMINES CASTLE
Date: 1934
Nature: Proposed gate lodge, for Sir John Purser Griffith.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Griffith Collection, 85/166.6/1-6

Building: CO. DUBLIN, FOXROCK, WESTMINSTER ROAD, KINDERGARTEN SCHOOL (PROPOSED)
Date: 1935ca?
Nature: By Sides & Griffith.
Refs: Drawing in IAA, Griffith Collection, 85/166.11

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NO. 023-28 (DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY & COMMERCE)
Date: 1936
Nature: ?Competition entrant
Refs: Unfinished drawing (floor plans) in IAA, Griffith Collection, 85/166.5

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RATHMINES ROAD UPPER, RATHMINES CASTLE
Date: 1949
Nature: Proposed extension, for E. Jobling Purser.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Griffith Collection, 85/166.8/1-3

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RATHMINES ROAD UPPER, RATHMINES CASTLE
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed garden house.
Refs: Drawing in IAA, Griffith Collection, 85/166.9