Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin and Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow. According to the 1911 census, Thomas Aloysius Burke Lowey (later hyphenated as Burke-Lowey), a son of EDWARD STEWART LOWEY EDWARD STEWART LOWEY , was born in Dublin in 1877 or 1878.   He was apprenticed to WILLIAM HAGUE WILLIAM HAGUE (1) before joining his father in practice in 1896 or earlier.  In 1912 he was appointed engineer to Rathdown Rural District Council and Rathdown Board of Guardians at a salary of £150 and £50 per annum respectively.(2)   He is presumably the 'Mr Lowey' who submitted a design in the Dublin Municipal Buildings competition of 1913.(3) In 1922 he was appointed engineer to the Co. Wicklow Board of Health.(4)  He died in 1928.(5)

AAI: elected member, 1912.(6)
RIAI: elected member, 1920.(7)

Addresses:(8) Work: 62 Dame Street, <=1896-1916.
Home: 13 Rutland Street Upper, <=1911-1913; Barry's Hotel, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow, 1914-1919; 13 Rutland Street Upper, 1921-1926; St Edward's, Rathdrum, 1927.

See WORKS; see also works of EDWARD STEWART LOWEY  EDWARD STEWART LOWEY which include works by Stewart Lowey & Son.



References



(1)
IAA, RIAI office archives (Acc. 93/136), membership forms 1878-1909 (extremely fragile)
(2)
IB 54, 26 Oct 1912, 619; Building News 103, 13 Dec 1912, 849.
(3)
IB 55, 12 Apr 1913, 259.
(4)
IB 64, 12 Aug 1922, 558.
(5)
JRIAI (1929), 7.
(6)
Membership lists in AAI Green Books.
(7)
JRIAI (1921), 2;  an earlier application for membership in 1903 had been unsuccessful, see note 1, above.
(8)
From Thom's and Post Office directories and RIAI and AAI lists of members.


7 work entries listed in chronological order for LOWEY, THOMAS ALOYSIUS BURKE


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Building: CO. WEXFORD, ENNISCORTHY, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1909
Nature: Tenders invited for reconstruction of adds. to market house to adapt it for technical school.
Refs: B 96, 10 Apr 1910, 451

Building: CO. WICKLOW, NEWCASTLE, DOCTOR'S RESIDENCE
Date: 1913
Nature: For Rathdrum Union Board of Guardians.
Refs: IB 55, 10 May 1913, 320

Building: CO. WICKLOW, KILCOOLE, FORESTERS' HALL
Date: 1913
Nature: New hall. Contractor: W.J. Harris.
Refs: Wicklow Newsletter, 16 Aug 1913

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LORD EDWARD STREET, NO. 021-25 (MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS) (PROPOSED)
Date: 1913
Nature: 'Mr Lowey' a competition entrant; submitted 'a bold design of coupled Corinthian columns, two storeys high, to mark the entrance, the order being continued as pilasters along the whole façade'..
Refs: IB 55, 12 Apr 1913, 259

Building: CO. WICKLOW, ANNAMOE, DISPENSARY & DOCTOR'S RESIDENCE
Date: 1913;1915
Nature: Repairs, 1913; reconstruction of bay windows, 1915. For Rathdrum Union Board of Guardians.
Refs: IB 55, 29 Mar 1913, 205; Wicklow Newsletter, 1 May 1915.

Building: CO. WICKLOW, KILLADREENAN (NEWTOWNMOUNTKENNEDY), DISPENSARY & MEDICAL OFFICER'S RESIDENCE
Date: 1914
Nature: New.  For Rathdrum Union Board of Guardians.
Refs: Wicklow Newsletter 3 Oct 1914; IB 56, 10 Oct 1914, 578IB 5

Building: CO. WICKLOW, RATHDRUM, COUNTY HOME
Date: 1926
Nature: Extension of chapel. for Co. Wicklow Board of Health. Tenders invited, May 1926.
Refs: Wicklow Newsletter, 22 May 1926; IB 68, 24 Jul 1926, 587.