Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin. 'Toby' Millar, the younger son of ADAM GERALD CHAYTOR MILLAR ADAM GERALD CHAYTOR MILLAR , was born in 1902. After studying engineering at the Royal College of Science, he served his articles with his father(1) in the office of MILLAR & SYMES MILLAR & SYMES . Hesubsequently became a partner. From 1927, when their father became a full-time member of the staff of the Bank of Ireland, Toby Millar and his elder brother, RICHARD GERALD MILLAR RICHARD GERALD MILLAR , took charge of the practice. In 1943 Toby Millar succeeded his father as architect to the Bank of Ireland; although he was theoretically employed on a half-time basis, he was more or less permanently engaged on the bank's business, leaving Gerald Millar to run Millar & Symes. His obituarist in the RIAI Yearbookcredits him with the the design of a series of strong rooms and safe deposit vaults of a unique type. He was also architect to the Royal Zoological Society.

Toby Millar died suddenly in June 1958. He was survived by his wife and five daughters. In his leisure time he was a keen yachtsman, and as a young man he had been an active member of the AAI's drama group.

AAI:(2) elected member, 1924; hon. secretary, 1926-28; vice-president, 1931-32; president, 1933-34.
RIAI: elected student, 1924;(3) elected member, 1927.(4)

Addresses:(5) Work:(5) 39 Kildare Street, 1927ca.-1945; 19 Kildare Street, 1946 onwards.
Home: Glenthorne, Temple Gardens, Palmerston Road, <=1915-1938; Windgate, Howth, 1939-1951.

See WORKS, BIBLIOGRAPHY BIBLIOGRAPHY ; see also works of MILLAR & SYMES. MILLAR & SYMES.



References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the obituary of Millar in RIAI Year Book (1959), 10, and from information supplied by Mrs D. Millar, widow of Richard Gerald Millar, to Nicholas Sheaff and Alistair Rowan when they visited her in 1976. At that time Mrs Millar had a collection of drawings and other documents relating to the practice and to the Millar family which were subsequently dispersed.. An appreciation of H.V. Millar was published in 'Oriel's Log', IB 100, 12 Jul 1958, 501, and a portrait photograph forms the frontispiece to AAI Green Book (1934). He appears in the group photograph taken on the occasion of Walter Gropius's lecture to the AAI, 10 November 1936, reproduced in Sean Rothery, Ireland and the New Architecture 1900-1940 (1991), 129.

(1) RIAI records; application for admission as student, 3 Nov 1924.
(2) Lists of officers and members in AAI Green Books.
(3) JRIAI (1925), 6.
(4) JRIAI (1928), 5.
(5) From RIAI lists of members and Thom's directories.


10 work entries listed in chronological order for MILLAR, HERBERT VIVIAN (TOBY)


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Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, YORK STREET, NO. 122-126 (BANK OF IRELAND)
Date: 1947
Nature: New branch bank (replacing that at 93-95 York St?). Contractor: McLaughlin & Harvey.
Refs: IAA, PKS 1052

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, MERCHANT'S QUAY, NO. 060 (BANK OF IRELAND)
Date: 1950
Nature: Alts. & adds. Contractor: R.J. Campbell & Co.
Refs: IAA, PKS 1051

Building: CO. CORK, KANTURK, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1951
Nature: New branch bank. Contractor: R.J. Campbell.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection (Acc. 2006/65).IAA, PKS 1050

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CRUMLIN ROAD, NO. 177 (BANK OF IRELAND)
Date: 1951
Nature: New branch. Contractor: H. & J. Martin, Ltd.
Refs: IAA, PKS 1045

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1951;1954
Nature: New kitchens and porter's apartments.
Refs: IAA, PKS 1047, 0593

Building: CO. KILKENNY, KILKENNY, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1952
Nature: Pair of semi-detached houses, for Bank of Ireland.
Refs: IAA, PKS 1054

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, GEORGE'S STREET UPPER, ANGLESEA BUILDINGS, NO. 001-2 (BANK OF IRELAND)
Date: 1952
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IAA, PKS 1046

Building: CO. KILKENNY, KILKENNY, PARADE, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1954
Nature: Adds. & alts. Contractor: E. Stone & Sons, Ltd.
Refs: IAA, PKS 1049

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ORMOND QUAY UPPER, NO. 001-3 (BANK OF IRELAND)
Date: 1956
Nature: Extension.
Refs: IB 98, 11 Feb 1956, 111

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, NO. 018-19 (LONDON & LANCASHIRE INSURANCE CO.)
Date: 1958-60ca
Nature: New premises for London & Lancashire Insurance Co;  'an attractive classicizing modern building' (Casey).
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 412.


Author Title Date Details
Millar, Herbert Vivian [President's inaugural address to AAI] 1934 AAI Green Book (1934), 27-34. (Address delivered to AAI, 31 Oct 1933.)