Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Portadown and Armagh.   According to the Irish census of 1911, George Austyn Henry was born in Belfast in 1908 or 1909, the son of George Adams Henry, master grocer,and his wife Isabella.   He was active as an architect from the 1930s to the 1950s.  During the Second World War he held the rank of major. By 1950 he appears to have been working in London; if so, he was back in Belfast in the mid-1950s.

RIBA: elected associate, 1934; elected fellow, February 1943.(1)
RSUA: associate by 1937; member by 1950.

Addresses: Glen Lodge, Belmont, Belfast, 1937; 48A High Street, Portadown, 1937;(2); 16 Russell Street, Armagh, 1938;(3) The Mall Armagh, 1940;(4) 5 St Mark's Place, The Mall, Armagh, 1943;(6) c/o Gallaher, Ltd, Granite House, 97/101 Cannon Street, London, EC4, 1950-1952;(7) 25 Gresham Street, Belfast, 1954-1956.

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from RSUA lists of members in Thom's directories, 1937-1956.

(1) RIBAJ 50 (1942-43), 71; IB 85, 27 Feb 1943, 76.
(2) IB 79, 26 Jun 1937, 489.
(3) IB 80, 9 Jul 1938, 581.
(4) IB 82, 6 Jul 1940, 446.
(5) RIBAJ 50 (1942-43), 71.
(7) This is again given as his address in the RIBA Kalendar for 1964-65 and 1965-66.


7 work entries listed in chronological order for HENRY, GEORGE AUSTYN


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Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, TUBERCULOSIS SANATORIUM
Date: 1914
Nature: Administration block.
Refs: Plans, 1914, in PRONI, LA/2/8/JA/22 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ARMAGH, PORTADOWN, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1937
Nature: Addition. £5,500.
Refs: IB 79, 6 Feb,3 Apr,26 Jun 1937, 129,314,589

Building: CO. ARMAGH, BESSBROOK, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1937-38
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 79, 27 Nov 1937, 1057; Bessbrook (1945), 47 ff.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1937-38
Nature: Renovation and modernizing. £30,000.
Refs: IB 79, 23 Jan,20 Mar,1 May,30 Oct 1937, 82,262,402,962; 80, 9 Jul 1938, 581; Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 433.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, LURGAN, BROWNLOW TERRACE, MINOR MODEL NATIONAL SCHOOLS
Date: 1938
Nature: Extension. £6,761.
Refs: IB 80, 16 Apr 1938, 322

Building: CO. ARMAGH, CABRA (TANDRAGEE), PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1940
Nature: Improvement and general reconstruction, for Armagh Education Committee.
Refs: IB 82, 17 Aug 1940, 522

Building: CO. ARMAGH, LURGAN DISTRICT, PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Date: 1940
Nature: Repairs.
Refs: IB 82, 6 Jul 1940, 446