Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

'CE' and architect, of Dublin.   According to the 1911 census returns, John Joseph Miles, eldest son of John T. Miles, art master at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art, was born in 1881 or 1882.   He served his apprenticeship with GEORGE TIGHE MOORE  GEORGE TIGHE MOORE and served as Moore's assistant for nearly nine years before setting up his own practice in 1907. In 1910 he was chosen from six applicants for the post of engineer and architect to Edenderry, Co. Offaly, No. 3 Rural District Council,(1) and he is probably the 'Mr Miles' whose plans for tenements in Waterford were accepted by Waterford Corporation in 1909.(2) He disappears from the Dublin directories in 1918.

Addresses: Work: 3 Molesworth Street, 1907-1909; 3 South Frederick Street, 1909-1913;(3) 7 Trinity Street, 1913-1914;(4) 4 Trinity Street, <=1916-1917.(5)
Home:  8 Richmond Hill, Rathmines, 1911.

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the brief note about Miles (wrongly called 'A. Miles') in IB 51, 24 Jul 1909, 465.

(1) IB 52, 16 Apr 1910, 254.
(2) IB 51, 13 Nov 1909, 726.
(3) IB 51, 27 Nov 1909, 753; 55, 1 Mar 1913, 147.
(4) IB 55, 30 Aug 1913, 563; 56, 20 Jun 1914, 391.
(5) IB 58, 30 Sep 1916, 483; 59, 12 May 1917, 235.


20 work entries listed in chronological order for MILES, JOHN JOSEPH


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Building: CO. KILDARE, ATHY, HOUSING SCHEME (PROPOSED)
Date: 1909
Nature: JJM's plans placed second; beaten by two votes. (For description of competition see B 96, 29 May 1909, 657)
Refs: IB 51, 10,24 Jul 1909, 437,465.

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, HOUSING
Date: 1909
Nature: Plans of Mr Miles for tenements accepted by Waterford Corporation.
Refs: IB 51, 13 Nov 1909, 726

Building: CO. LAOIS, PORTLAOISE, HOUSING
Date: 1910
Nature: JJM appointed engineer for housing scheme. Estimated cost: £7,000.
Refs: IB 52, 16 Apr 1910, 253

Building: CO. MEATH, NAVAN, COUNTY COUNCIL OFFICES (PROPOSED)
Date: 1911
Nature: Proposed new offices.
Refs: IB 53, 4 Feb 1911, 83

Building: CO. WEXFORD, ROSSLARE, CHURCH
Date: 1911
Nature: Tenders sought for erection of an iron church.
Refs: IB 53, 18 Mar 1911, 174

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CAMDEN STREET LOWER, NO. 024
Date: 1911
Nature: New shop and dwelling house. Builder: J. Hanna, Terenure Rd.
Refs: IB 53, 10 Jun 1911, 397;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 658.


Building: CO. LAOIS, PORTLAOISE, HOUSES (010) (KELLYVILLE)
Date: 1911-12
Nature: Terrace of 10 semi-detached villas, for Mr P. Kelly, JP. To cost about £5,000. Contract secured by J. Hanna, Terenure.
Refs: IB 53, 23 Dec 1911, 850; 54, 17 Feb,2 Mar 1912, 110,142

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HANNAVILLE PARK (TERENURE), HOUSES (002)
Date: 1912
Nature: 2 semi-detached houses. Builder: John Hanna, Terenure Road.
Refs: IB 54, 20 Jan 1912, 51

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ?, HOUSES
Date: 1913
Nature: Tenders sought for erection of block of small houses in city of Dublin.
Refs: IB 55, 30 Aug 1913, 563

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PHILIPSBURGH AVENUE (FAIRVIEW), HOUSES (012)
Date: 1913
Nature: Terrace of 12 2-stor;ey houses where ave is about to be widened, forming entrance to new road. For Mr J. Fitzpatrick, the proprietor. Contractor: G.W. Irwin, Cadogan Rd.
Refs: IB 55, 25 Oct 1913, 683

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PHILIPSBURGH AVENUE (FAIRVIEW), HOUSES (033)
Date: 1913
Nature: To be erected on site of old orchard.
Refs: IB 55, 1 Mar 1913, 147

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BOLTON STREET, NO. 015
Date: 1914
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 56, 23 May 1914, 327

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BOLTON STREET, NO. 043
Date: 1914
Nature: Licensed premises.
Refs: IB 56, 23 May 1914, 327

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DOMINICK STREET UPPER, NO. 044 & 45 (ATHLONE HOTEL)
Date: 1914
Nature: Alts. Builder: P.J. Walsh, Berkeley Rd.
Refs: IB 56, 20 Jun 1914, 391

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, JONES'S ROAD, ALBERT VILLAS
Date: 1914
Nature: Alts. & adds. Builder: John Dillon, Drumcondra.
Refs: IB 56, 9 May 1914, 295

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, JONES'S ROAD, CROKE PARK
Date: 1914
Nature: Retaining walls.
Refs: IB 56, 23 May 1914, 327

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOUNTJOY STREET, HOUSES (008)
Date: 1914
Nature: -
Refs: IB 56, 9 May 1914, 295

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, TRINITY STREET, NO. 016
Date: 1914
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 56, 9 May 1914, 295

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WATLING STREET, NO. 040
Date: 1914
Nature: Alts. Builder: W.H. Clarke, Fairview.
Refs: IB 56, 20 Jun 1914, 391

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOORE STREET, NO. 062
Date: 1916-17
Nature: Rebuilding of premises for Mr C. O'Donnell. Contractor: William Connolly & son.
Refs: IB 58, 30 Sep 1916, 483; 59, 14 Apr,12 May 1917, 184,235