Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Belfast. William J. Moore, who was born circa 1873, had set up an office in Ann Street, Belfast, by 1896. In about 1909 he formed a brief partnership with a person named Flanigan, probably his former pupil JOHN GERALD FLANIGAN JOHN GERALD FLANIGAN , practising as MOORE & MOORE & amp; FLANIGAN  FLANIGAN until 1911. In this year he and WILLIAM JOHN FENNELL  WILLIAM JOHN FENNELL were chosen to adjudicate in the Lanyon Competition.(1) In 1920 he was appointed to the position of architect under the new housing scheme by Armagh City Council.(2) He died at his home in Andersonstown in his forty-eighth year in 1921, survived by his wife and eight children. His pupils and assistants included John Gerald Flanigan, HUGH LAMONT  HUGH LAMONT and EDWIN RIDDELL KENNEDY.& EDWIN RIDDELL KENNEDY.& #160; He was a subscriber to George Lister Sutcliffe, ed., The Principles and Practice of Modern House-Construction (London, 1898).

While developing a very varied architectural practice, Moore was also active in the affairs of Belfast Corporation. He was elected one of the Councillors for Falls Ward in 1907. In 1910 he became an alderman, and he also served as vice-chairman of the Improvement Committee until 1919.

Society of Architects: member by 1900.(3)

Addresses: Work: Ann Street, Belfast, 1896-<=1898h;(4) Whitehall Buildings, Ann Street, <=1898->=1901;(5) Royal Chambers, 35 Royal Avenue, <=1904->=1917.(6)
Home: Maureen Cottage, Andersonstown, Belfast, at time of death.

See WORKS; see also works of MOORE & MOORE & amp; FLANIGAN.. FLANIGAN..



References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the brief obituary of Moore in IB 63, 19 Nov 1921, 258. His death is also noted in AJ 54, 7 Dec 1921, 699.

(1) IA & C 1, 18 Mar 1911, 112.
(2) IB 62, 17 Apr 1920, 273.
(3) IB 42, 1 Feb 1900, 256.
(4) IB 38, 15 Jun 1896, 133; 41, 15 Dec 1899, 213.
(5) IB 42, 1 Mar 1900, 293; 43, 15 Aug 1901, 831.
(6) IB 46, 13 Aug 1904, 506; 59, 31 Mar 1917, 162.


40 work entries listed in chronological order for MOORE, WILLIAM J.


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Building: CO. ANTRIM, LISBURN, BRIDGE STREET, LICENSED PREMISES
Date: 1896
Nature: Rebuilding, for Mrs C. Pelan [Phelan?].
Refs: IB 38, 15 Jun 1896, 133

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTGLENONE, CEMETERY
Date: 1896
Nature: Monument over grave of Very Rev. John Lynch, PP, VG, in graveyard. Celtic cross in Sicilian marble, supported by marble dais & 2 vases of polished limestone. Sculptor: John O'Neill, Belfast.
Refs: IB 38, 15 Apr 1896, 90

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, RODEN STREET, LICENSED PREMISES
Date: 1899
Nature: Alts. & imps. to be made.
Refs: IB 41, 15 Dec 1899, 213

Building: CO. ARMAGH, LURGAN, LICENSED PREMISES
Date: 1900
Nature: Imps. & adds. Contractor: James Kidd.
Refs: IB 42, 1 Feb 1900, 256

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CHICHESTER STREET, CENTRAL FIRE BRIGADE STATION
Date: 1900
Nature: Adds. Contractor: J. & W. Stewart. To cost £3,000.
Refs: IB 42, 15 Aug,1 Sep 1900, 451,473

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CHICHESTER STREET, SHOPS, DWELLINGS & STABLING
Date: 1900
Nature: To be erected in Chichester St and Cromac St. Tenders invited. for Mr M. Turley.
Refs: IB 42, 1 Mar 1900, 293

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CROMAC STREET, SHOPS, DWELLINGS & STABLING
Date: 1900
Nature: To be erected in Chichester St & Cromac St. for Michael Turley.
Refs: IB 42, 1 Mar 1900, 293

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, KNOCK, HOUSE
Date: 1900
Nature: Detached villa residence. Contractor: James Kidd.
Refs: IB 42, 1 Feb 1900, 256

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, QUEEN'S SQUARE, BUSINESS PREMISES
Date: 1900
Nature: Alts. Contractor: James Kidd.
Refs: IB 42, 1 Feb 1900, 256

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, EAST BRIDGE STREET, FLORAL BUILDINGS
Date: 1901
Nature: Tenders received for extension of market, stabling &c. Contractor: J. & R. Thompson. To cost £7,000.
Refs: IB 43, 15,29 Aug 1901, 831,844; Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 142

Building: CO. DOWN, COMBER, HOUSE
Date: 1904
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of villa residence.
Refs: IB 46, 13 Aug 1904, 506

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CROMAC SQUARE, LENNON BROS.
Date: 1904
Nature: New business premises for Lennon Bros., banana importers. 3 shops on ground floor. Stabling for 15 horses on 1st(?) floor.
Refs: B 86, 16 Jan 1904, 64

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CLOWNEY STREET, HOUSES
Date: 1905
Nature: Blocks of dwelling houses.
Refs: IB 47, 22 Apr 1905, 258

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, YORK ROAD, BELFAST MINERAL WATER CO.
Date: 1907-08;1914
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of completion of new factory, export packing stores & workers' dining hall, 1907. New stores, 1914.
Refs: IB 49, 13 Jul 1907, 488; 51, 9 Jan 1909, 18; 56, 11 Apr 1914, 229

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, CLIFTON ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1908
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of villa residence.
Refs: IB 50, 28 Nov 1908, 739

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CORPORATION STREET, MCCONNELL
Date: 1909
Nature: Rebuilding of Mssrs. McConnell's premises recently destroyed by fire.
Refs: IB 51, 18 Sep 1909, 597

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, HIGH STREET, CINEMA
Date: 1911
Nature: Extensive premises of C. Millar & Co., house furnishers, being converted into cinema by Mr Alex Murdoch, Cullingree Rd.
Refs: IB 53, 1 Apr 1911, 209

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, HIGH STREET, D. MCCANN & SONS
Date: 1911
Nature: Premises have undergone extensive alts. and adds. Shopfitter: John Andrews, Donegall St. Granite and marble work by James Coulter, York St.
Refs: IB 53, 25 Nov 1911, 789

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NORTH STREET, ALHAMBRA MUSIC HALL
Date: 1912
Nature: Reconstruction with French Renaissance style frontage. Contractor: McLaughlin & Harvey. Reopened 16 Dec 1912.
Refs: IB 54, 17 Aug,7 Dec 1912, 484,691(illus.)

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, HOUSE
Date: 1913
Nature: New villa, for Mr S. Bradley.
Refs: IB 55, 22 Nov 1913, 744

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CRUMLIN ROAD (& WOODVALE ROAD), HOLY CROSS SCHOOL
Date: 1913
Nature: New schools and lecture hall in connection with Church of the Holy Cross about to be erected. Contractor: Feeny & Hughes. To cost over £6,000.
Refs: IB 53, 7 Jun,16 Aug 1913, 383,384,533

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FALLS ROAD, NO. 140 (CLONARD PICTURE HOUSE)
Date: 1913-14
Nature: New. Italianate. Contractor: Courtney & Co. (Now demolished.)
Refs: IB 55, 2 Aug 1913, 502; 56, 3 Jan 1914, 17; C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of Belfast (2nd ed., 1985), 73, Pl. 71

Building: CO. ANTRIM, CUSHENDALL, CHURCH OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1913-14
Nature: New church to be built for Very Rev. J. McCartan, PP. Tenders invited Jan 1913. Contractor: Courtney & Co, Belfast.
Refs: IB 55, 18 Jan,15 Feb 1913, 37,51,116; 63, 19 Nov 1921, 258; C.E.B. Brett, Glens of Antrim (UAHS, 1971), 37 (no. 28)

Building: CO. DERRY, PORTSTEWART, CHURCH OF ST MARY STAR OF THE SEA (RC)
Date: 1913-1916
Nature: Romanesque. Black basalt with yellow sandstone trim. Tenders invited Feb 1913. Cost: £6,000. Contractor: Thornbury Bros.
Refs: IB 55, 15 Feb,1,29 Mar 1913, 116,148,196(illus.); Coleraine Chronicle, 15 Jul 1916; W.D. Girvan, Coleraine and Portstewart (UAHS, 1972), 33 (no. 84),34(illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CRUMLIN ROAD, CINEMA
Date: 1914
Nature: New. Opened 23 Mar 1914. Contractor: Charles Murdoch.
Refs: IB 56, 3 Jan,11 Apr 1914, 17,229

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LIGONIEL, HOUSE
Date: 1914
Nature: (?Tenders sought for) erection of new villa residence.
Refs: IB 56, 14 Mar 1914, 168

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LITTLE DONEGALL STREET, GARAGE & STABLES
Date: 1914
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 56, 23 May 1914, 327; see Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 216

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, BALLYHOLME, HOUSE
Date: 1915
Nature: New 3-storey, 6 bedroomed house for Alderman John Tyrrell. Contract given to J.H. Savage, Ballymagee St, Bangor.
Refs: IB 57, 3 Jul,28 Aug 1915, 306,385

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ANN STREET, R.J. DENNISON & CO.
Date: 1915
Nature: Tenders invited for alts. & imps.
Refs: IB 57, 3 Jul 1915, 308

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CASTLE LA (& CALLENDER STREET), THOMAS BRAND
Date: 1915
Nature: New premises commenced. 2 storeys high, 2nd storey faced with Carrara. Elaborate shop front. Contractor: F.B. McKee, Midland Building Works.
Refs: IB 57, 8 May,5 Jun,9 Oct 1915, 221,265,445

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CHICHESTER STREET, NO. 089 (ULSTER TAVERN)
Date: 1915
Nature: Alts. to licensed premises known as The Mecca to form new Ulster Tavern. 1st storey faced with white faience, upper part brick, half-timbered gable, green Buttermere slates; 'adds new architectural feature to this thoroughfare'. For Mssrs. Breathwaite & McCann. Contractor: Courtney Bros.
Refs: IB 57, 27 Mar 1915, 149; 58, 11 Mar 1916, 121; Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 62

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CRUMLIN ROAD, ST JOHN'S HOSPITAL
Date: 1915
Nature: Further additions about to be carried out.
Refs: IB 57, 3 Jul 1915, 306; Building News 109, 14 Jul 1915, 38

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, MILLFIELD (& MILL STREET), LICENSED PREMISES
Date: 1915
Nature: New. For Mssrs. J. & D. O'Hara.
Refs: IB 57, 27 Feb 1915, 105

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CANNING STREET, CINEMA
Date: 1916
Nature: 'progressing towards completion'. Contractor: Isaac Copeland, 21 Newington St.
Refs: IB 58, 15 Jan 1916, 33

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CASTLE LANE, NORMAN & CO.
Date: 1916
Nature: New premises just completed for Norman & Co.
Refs: IB 58, 25 Mar 1916, 140

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CROMAC SQUARE (& VICTORIA STREET), P. & F. MCGLADE
Date: 1916
Nature: Alts. to premises for P. & F. McGlade in connection with Corporation's street widening scheme. Contracto: H. & J. Martin.
Refs: IB 58, 25 Mar 1916, 140

Building: CO. ANTRIM, GLENARIFF, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK & ST BRIGID (RC)
Date: 1916-17
Nature: New church in course of erection, short distance from site of old church which was completely destroyed by fire in summer of 1915. Builder: Thornbury Bros.
Refs: IB 58, 5 Aug 1916, 361; 59, 20 Jan,31 Mar 1917, 39,162(illus.); 63, 19 Nov 1921, 258; Building News 111, 9 Aug 1916, 139; 112, 4 Apr 1917, 308; C.E.B. Brett, Glens of Antrim (UAHS, 1971), 28 (no. 4)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, RED BAY, CHURCH OF SS PATRICK & BRIGID (RC)
Date: 1916-17
Nature: New church to replace church of St Killian, accidentally destroyed by fire. Simple small church with modest belfry and round-headed windows. Tenders invited Jul 1916.
Refs: B 111, 28 Jul 1916, 60; James O’Laverty, An historical account of the Diocese of Down and Connor, Ancient and Modern (1878), IV, 555; C.E.B. Brett, Historic Buildings…in the Glens of Antrim (UAHS, 1971), 28, no. 5

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, MALONE ROAD, NO. 066 & 68
Date: 1920
Nature: 'attractive pair of semi-detached houses with quaint Arts and Crafts porches'.
Refs: Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991), 118

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, O'DEMPSEY STREET (& MINERAL STREET), FACTORY
Date: ?
Nature: Contractor: W. & C. McQuoid, Roden St.
Refs: Undated ref. to IB in Jones file.