Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer and surveyor, of Birr, Co. Offaly, and Dublin. William Haslam, who was born in Co. Offaly in 1869 or 1870 graduated BAI from Trinity College, Dublin, in 1891(1) He then worked for the Great Southern & Western Railway Co.(2) By 1894 he was supervising the construction of a coastguard station at Waterville, Co. Kerry, for the Board of Works(3) and by 1896 he was with the Board of Works in Tipperary.(4) Based in Birr from 1893 or earlier,(5) from 1899 or 1900 he also had an office at 4 Eustace Street, Dublin.(6) He died in 1901 or 1902.(7) He was unmarried at the time of the 1901 census of Ireland, when he was living as a boarder in 91 Baggot Street Lower.

ICEI: elected member, 25 Apr 1894.(8)

Address: Rockview House, Birr, 1893.

See WORKS.



References



(1) R.C. Cox, compiler, Trinity College School of Engineering: 'Graduates' in Engineering 1843-1992 (1993), unpaginated.
(2) ICEI membership applications, III, 12.
(3) IB 36, 1 May 1894, 107.
(4) TICEI 25 (1895-96), list of members.
(5) See note 1, above, and TICEI 27 (1897-98), list of members.
(6) Thom's Directory 1900.
(7) TICEI 29 (1901-02), 142.
(8) TICEI 23 (1893-94), ?.


3 work entries listed in chronological order for HASLAM, WILLIAM JOHN


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Building: CO. KERRY, WATERVILLE, COASTGUARD STATION
Date: 1894
Nature: WJH supervising construction of new station for Board of Works.
Refs: IB 36, 1 May 1894, 107

Building: CO. LAOIS, MOUNTRATH, FOUNTAIN & WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1899
Nature: Fountain of Connemara marble.
Refs: IB 41, 15 Sep 1899, 133

Building: CO. OFFALY, BIRR, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1900
Nature: New fever hospital building.
Refs: IB 42, 15 Apr,15 May 1900, 343,361