Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Belfast. At the final meeting of the 1875-76 session of the Belfast Architectural Association, Johnston was awarded the first prize in the first class, the second prize in the sixth class, a prize in the eighth class and the Vere Foster prize.(1) However his copy of an etching of Waterhouse's Manchester Town Hall which won him the prize donated by Sir CHARLES LANYON  CHARLES LANYON for the best pupil's copy of an architectural drawing was criticised as careless by the correspondent of the Irish Builder when it was exhibited at the Belfast Industrial Exhibition in 1876.(2)

Johnston was practising from 28 Waring Street, Belfast, in 1890, when he exhibited drawings for a house called Redcot, at Knock, Belfast, and for a row of houses at Ballynafeigh, Belfast, at the Royal Hibernian Academy.(3) He is probably the 'F. McJohnston' whose design for a house at Holywood, Co. Down, is noted in The Architect, 1888 (4)

Address: 28 Waring Street, Belfast, 1890.

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References



(1) IB 18, 15 May,15 Jun 1876, 142,172.
(2) IB 18, 15 Jun 1876, 172.
(3) RHA 1890, nos. 501,504; a perspective view with inset plan of Redcot appeared in Building News, 10 Aug 1888; the same perspective view, without the plan was reproduced in IB 32, 15 Jun 1890, 145.
(4) Buildings of Ireland architect file: full ref. in Buildings of Ireland Co. Down file not available.


5 work entries listed in chronological order for JOHNSTON, THOMAS MCC.


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Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, STRANMILLIS ROAD, NO. 021 & 23 (EARLSFORT)
Date: 1881
Nature: Pair of 3-storey red brick Italianate houses.
Refs: Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991), 161

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, WINDSOR PARK, NO. 012 (INGLESIDE)
Date: 1887
Nature: Queen Anne revival house.
Refs: Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991), 186

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, KNOCK, REDCOT
Date: 1888
Nature: New brick, plaster and half-timbered house, for T. Paul. Contractor: John Bill.
Refs: Building News, 10 Aug 1888, ?(illus.); RHA 1890, no. 501; IB 32, 15 Jun 1890, 143,145(illus.)

Building: CO. DOWN, HOLYWOOD, HOUSE
Date: 1888
Nature: New house to be built.
Refs: Architect 40, 6 Jul 1888, suppl. p.2

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BALLYNAFEIGH, HOUSES
Date: 1890
Nature: TMJ exhibits design for 'a row of houses' at RHA.
Refs: RHA 1890, no. 504