Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin. Rupert Jones was working for the Office of Public Works in Tipperary when he became a member of the AAI in 1914. He was transferred to Dublin in 1920 or 1921. He remained with the Office of Public works until 1932, when he set up in independent practice at D'Olier Chambers, D'Olier Street, Dublin. In about 1934 he became architect to the Mount Merrion Park 'garden city' development.(1) In 1935 he entered into a partnership with JOHN JOSEPH WINTERS  JOHN JOSEPH WINTERS which lasted until April 1937, when he announced in the Irish Builder that he was 'severing his connection with the firm of Messrs. Winters and Jones' but continuing his practice at the Mount Merrion Park estate office.(2)   He may be the Rupert Jones whose death at the age of sixty seven is recorded in the registers of the in the South Dublin district for the third quarter of 1950;(3)  this would correspond with the fact that he disappears from Thom's directories in 1951. Photographs by Jones of the Shannon Scheme were published in the Irish Builder for 2 October 1926.(4)

AAI: elected member, 1914; had ceased to be a member by 1930.
RIAI: elected member, 1919;(5) resigned, 1939.(6)
Royal Sanitary Institute: member by 1934.(7)

Addresses: Work: Office of Public Works, Tipperary, <=1914->=1920; Office of Public Works, Dublin, <=1921-1932; D'Olier Chambers, D'Olier Street, 1932->=1934; Estate Office, Mount Merrion Park, 1937-1938; 31 South Anne Street, <=1945-1950
Home: River Green, Brookvale Rd, Pembroke, 1939->=1942.

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from AAI and RIAI lists of members and Thom's directories.

(1) IB 76, 8 Sep 1934, 769.
(2) IB 79, 17 Apr 1937, 345.
(3) www.familysearch.org. 
(4) IB 68, 2 Oct 1926, 746.
(5) JRIAI (1920), 4.
(6) JRIAI (1940), 18.
(7) IB 76, 1 Dec 1934, 1022.


22 work entries listed in chronological order for JONES, RUPERT


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, WHITEHALL, HOUSES (040)
Date: 1928
Nature: For Irish Civil Service Housing Association. Builder: Beckett, Ltd, Ringsend.
Refs: IB 70, 12 May 1928, 393

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, ?, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1930
Nature: 4 two-storey houses. Builder: James Scott, Gordon Pl, Dublin.
Refs: IB 72, 19 Jul 1930, 645

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EATON SQUARE (TERENURE), HOUSES (002)
Date: 1931
Nature: -
Refs: IB 73, 21 Nov 1931, 1016

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, STRADBROOK, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1932
Nature: Builder: Lee Bros., Arklow.
Refs: IB 74, 17 Dec 1932, 1136; 76., 1 Dec 1934, 1022(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, GLENAGEARY, SILCHESTER ROAD, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1932
Nature: For Mssrs. A.W. & P. Blake. Builder: J. Kenny & Sons, Harcourt St.
Refs: IB 74, 23 Apr 1932, 391

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BLOOMFIELD AVENUE (CIRCULAR ROAD SOUTH), JEWISH NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1932-34
Nature: Queen Anne style. Builder: John Kenny & Son, Harcourt St.
Refs: IB 74, 7 May,13 Aug,17 Dec 1932, 438,742,1136; Sharman Kadish, Jewish Heritage in England(English Heritage, 2006), 206;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 626.


Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GEORGE'S QUAY, NO. 005-6 (& TARA STREET) (C.P. GLORNEY)
Date: 1932-34
Nature: Alts to premises on George's Quay, including new front, and 2 shops on Tara St. Contractor: J. & R. Thompson.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0290, 0496

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CORR BRIDGE (HOWTH), HOUSE
Date: 1933
Nature: For Mr. McMillan.
Refs: IB 75, 6 May 1933, 386

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, YORK ROAD, GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Date: 1933
Nature: Adds. Builder: Kearon & Rothwell, 80 Seafield Ave.
Refs: IB 75, 29 Jul 1933, 654

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, ROWAN PARK (STRADBROOK), HOUSE
Date: 1934
Nature: Builder: J. McCraide & Son, Malahide.
Refs: IB 76, 10 Feb 1934, 114

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BALLSBRIDGE, HOUSE
Date: 1934
Nature: Builder: Kearon & Rothwell, Sandymount Ave.
Refs: IB 76, 22 Sep 1934, 818

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MOUNT MERRION, MOUNT MERRION PARK HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
Date: 1934
Nature: Builder: John Kenny, Harcourt Rd.
Refs: IB 76, 8 Sep 1934, 769; 'You're living in 1935', supplement to Irish Industry 1935, 5,13 (original and photocopy in IAA, RP.D.270.1);  various proposals for houses for Irish Homes Ltd, 1934-35 in Fingal County Council, Public Health Housing Collection, nos. 1270,1294,1492?,1514, &c.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MOUNT MERRION, MOUNT MERRION PARK, GREENFIELD ROAD, NO. 038 (CUAN NA GREINE)
Date: 1934
Nature: Part of Mount Merrion Park development built for Mr & Mrs Vaughan Dempsey. Builder: John Kenny & Sons, Harcourt St.
Refs: 'Youre living in 1935'(promotion of Mount Merrion Park development and the all-electric home), supplement to Irish Industry 1935 (copy in IAA, RP.D.270.1)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MOUNT MERRION, MOUNT MERRION PARK, HOUSE
Date: 1934
Nature: -
Refs: IB 76, 29 Dec 1934, 1117 (illus.)

Building: CO. CAVAN, CAVAN, COUNTY HOSPITAL
Date: 1934
Nature: JJW appointed architect for proposed new hospital, 1934.. Earliest design by Winters & [Rupert] Jones, 1936. Redesigned by Winters & [Donald Tyndall], 1938-39. Not executed.
Refs: IB 76, 8 Sep 1934, 769; F. O’Dwyer, Irish Hospital Architecture, a pictorial history (Department of Health and Children, 1997), 20, 69(illus.)

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, DUBLIN ROAD, HOUSES (005)
Date: 1935
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of 5 bungalows, 1 detached house and 2 pairs of semi-detached houses. Archts: Winters & [Rupert] Jones.
Refs: IB 77, 20 Apr 1935, 338

Building: CO. KERRY, DINGLE, FEVER HOSPITAL
Date: 1935-37
Nature: (Tenders invited for?) erection of fever hospital, dispensary and gate lodge. Archts: [J.J.] Winters] & [Rupert] Jones.
Refs: IB 77, 6 Apr 1935, 293; 79, 9 Jan 1937, 33

Building: CO. KILKENNY, KILKENNY, DUBLIN ROAD, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM (ST CANICE'S HOSPITAL)
Date: 1936
Nature: Adds. costing £87,670. Archts: [J.J.]Winters & [Rupert] Jones.
Refs: IB 78, 7 Mar 1936, 211

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, DISTRICT HOSPITAL
Date: 1936
Nature: New hospital. Tenders invited, May, 1936. Archts: [J.J.]Winters & [Rupert] Jones.(afterwards Winters & [Donald] Tyndall.)
Refs: IB 78, 2,16 May 1936, 390,435

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 025-27 (BUSWELL'S HOTEL)
Date: 1937-39
Nature: Works at same by Winters & [Rupert] Jones, afterwards Winters & [Donald] Tyndall. Contractor: Alexander Hull & Co. and/or Stone & Son.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0517

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MAYFIELD ROAD, NO. 020
Date: 1949
Nature: Garage, for P.J. Dunne.
Refs: IB 91, 16 Apr 1949, 356

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GREEN PARK (RATHGAR), HOUSES
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed new development of 24 houses of 6 different types. Builder: John Kenny & Sons, Harcourt Rd.
Refs: Undated publicity leaflet (photocopy in IAA, RP.D.312.10)