Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Derry. Thomas Johnston was born at Muff, Co. Donegal, on 26 November 1861. He became a draughtsman with the building contractors Colhoun Brothers, of Derry, in 1885 and in 1890 set up in independent practice in Derry. He was still active as an architect in 1913.  According to the 1911 census, he married Ella Love, of Derry, in 1894 or 1895 and had two sons.

RSUA(?): member by 1912.(1)

Addresses: 10 Shipquay Street, 1892-94;(2) 11 East Wall, 1895-1908;(3) 11 East Wall and Newmarket Street Buildings, 1910-1913.(4)
Home:  5 Orchard Street, Derry, 1911.(5)

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References

All information in this entry not otheriwse accounted for is from Directory of British Architects 1834-1900 (RIBA, 1993), 506.

(1) He is described as MWSA in IB 54, 13 Apr 1912, 227, and as MUSA in IB 55, 11 Oct 1913, 656.
(2) Derry Almanac.
(3) Derry Almanac; IB 50, 7 Mar 1908, 147.
(4) IB 55, 11 Oct 1913, 656.
(5) According to the 1911 census, this was the house of his parents-in-law.


19 work entries listed in chronological order for JOHNSTON, THOMAS [3]


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Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, FOYLE STREET, NO. 038
Date: 1894
Nature: 3-storey with elaborate balustrade and squat towers.
Refs: W.S. Ferguson, A.J. Rowan & J.J. Tracey, City of Derry (UAHS, 1970), 46 (no. 117)

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, PARK AVENUE (& ARGYLE STREET), SHOP & HOUSE
Date: 1895
Nature: To be built for £375.
Refs: Architect 54, 12 Jul 1895, suppl. p.14

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, JAMES STREET, PREMISES (MSSRS. BREWSTER)
Date: 1897
Nature: New premises to be erected 'shortly'.
Refs: IB 39, 15 May 1897, 100

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, DEANSFIELD PARK, HOUSE
Date: 1898
Nature: Villa residence for J.J. Pollock, JP.
Refs: IB 40, 1 May 1898, 69

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, BARRY STREET (& STRAND ROAD), SHOP & HOUSE
Date: 1900
Nature: New shop and house, for William McCarter. Tender of Shannon & Rutledge, 85 Fountain St. of £400 accepted
Refs: IB 42, 15 Aug 1900, 458

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BUNCRANA, HOUSE
Date: 1900
Nature: New villa residence for Rev. George Moody.
Refs: IB 42, 1 May 1900, 347

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BUNCRANA, VICTORIA ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1902
Nature: -
Refs: IB 44, 4 Dec 1902, 1504

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BUNCRANA, POLICE BARRACKS
Date: 1902
Nature: Extension and alterations.
Refs: IB 44, 28 Aug 1902, 1382

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, MARLBOROUGH STREET, HOUSE
Date: 1902
Nature: -
Refs: IB 44, 5 Jun 1902, 1274

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, MASONIC HALL
Date: 1902
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 44, 14 Aug 1902, 1370

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, WATERLOO PLACE, PREMISES (R. KEYS & CO.)
Date: 1903p
Nature: Rebuilding. Tenders invited Dec 1903.
Refs: B 84, 12 Dec 1903, 620; IB 45, 17,31 Dec 1903, 3046,3072; W.S. Ferguson, A.J. Rowan & J.J. Tracey, City of Derry (UAHS, 1970), 23 (no. 35)

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, BISHOP STREET, HOUSES (006)
Date: 1904
Nature: Tenders received for erecting same.
Refs: IB 46, 27 Feb 1904, 122

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, LINENHALL STREET LOWER, STORES (WILLIAM THOMPSON & CO.)
Date: 1904
Nature: Tenders received.
Refs: IB 45, 7 May 1904, 286

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BALLYSHANNON, CHURCH LANE, MASONIC HALL
Date: 1905
Nature: New hall with 34' frontage to Church Lane. Builder: Ballantine Ltd.
Refs: IB 47, 16 Dec 1905, 914

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BUNCRANA, MAIN DRAINAGE
Date: 1906
Nature: -
Refs: IB 48, 24 Feb 1906, 162

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BUNCRANA, MASONIC HALL
Date: 1908
Nature: Tenders received for erection of same.
Refs: IB 50, 7 Mar 1908, 149

Building: CO. TYRONE, OMAGH, HIGH STREET, PREMISES
Date: 1912
Nature: Rebuilding, for Terence? Gallagher. Tenders sought.
Refs: IB 54, 13 Apr 1912, 227

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, FOYLE STREET, PRIVATE HOTELS (002)
Date: 1913
Nature: -
Refs: IB 55, 11 Oct 1913, 656

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, EAST WALL, YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION NEWS ROOMS
Date: 1913
Nature: Repairs.
Refs: IB 55, 11 Oct 1913, 656