Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin. John Joseph Higginbotham was born in Dalkey in 1875, the son of Christopher Higginbotham, a building contractor in Dalkey. He was educated at the Christian Brothers' School, Dun Laoghaire, and at St Vincent's College, Castleknock.  From November 1890 until November 1893 he was a pupil of JOHN JOSEPH O'CALLAGHAN  JOHN JOSEPH O'CALLAGHAN and then worked as an assistant in O'Callaghan's office at least until the end of 1898.(1)   In 1904 he was elected from a total of eleven candidates to the post of building surveyor for the City of Dublin,(2) later rising to the position of Senior Building Surveyor and Surveyor of Places of Public Resort. He retired in 1943 and died on 9 January 1951. At the time of the 1911 census he had been married to his wife, Lily, for twelve years and had five children.   CECIL FRANCIS HIGGINBOTHAM  CECIL FRANCIS HIGGINBOTHAM was one of his sons;  another son, Clement W. Higginbotham, was an architect in the Office of Public Works.

AAI:(3) elected member, 1896; ceased membership, 1908.
RIAI: elected member, 1899, having been proposed by THOMAS DREW  THOMAS DREW and John Joseph O'Callaghan, seconded by WILLIAM MANSFIELD MITCHELL  WILLIAM MANSFIELD MITCHELL and JOHN HOWARD PENTLAND.  JOHN HOWARD PENTLAND. (4)

Addresses: Home:(5) 5 Convent Road, Dalkey, <=1898->=1908; 3 Derrynane Terrace, Dalkey, 1908->=1921; St Mary's, Dalkey, <=1924->=1950.

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the obituary of Higginbotham in RIAI Year Book (1951-52), 15.

(1)
IAA, RIAI office archives (Acc. 93/136), membership forms 1878-1909 (extremely fragile).
(2)
IB 46, 16,30 Jan 1904, 5,40,50.
(3)
Information from membership lists in AAI Green Books. 
(4) See note 1, above.
(5)
Information from AAI and RIAI lists of members.


4 work entries listed in chronological order for HIGGINBOTHAM, JOHN JOSEPH


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET UPPER, NO. 052-54 (CARLTON CINEMA)
Date: 1934-1938
Nature: JJH supervised construction as Dublin Corporation's Surveyor of Places of Public Resort.
Refs: Obituary of JJH in RIAI Yearbook 1951-52, 15

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ABBEY STREET MIDDLE, NO. 098-101 (ADELPHI CINEMA)
Date: ?
Nature: JJH supervised construction as Dublin Corporation's Surveyor of Places of Public Resort.
Refs: Obituary of JJH in RIAI Yearbook 1951-52, 15

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HAWKINS STREET, THEATRE ROYAL
Date: ?
Nature: JJH supervised construction as Dublin Corporation's Surveyor of Places of Public Resort.
Refs: Obituary of JJH in RIAI Yearbook 1951-52, 15

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET UPPER, NO. 019 (SAVOY CINEMA)
Date: ?
Nature: JJH supervised construction as Dublin Corporation's Surveyor of Places of Public Resort.
Refs: Obituary of JJH in RIAI Yearbook 1951-52, 15