Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Cork. George Beale, who came of Cork Quaker stock, was born in 1791, the son of Thomas Beale and Elizabeth (née Abell). His name appears in a list of Cork architects in the Cork Constitution of 9 June 1831. He designed the Friends' Meeting House, Grattan Street, Cork, which was built in 1834, the year of his death. He is described as 'the late George Beale' in the catalogue of the National Exhibition of the Arts, Manufactures & Products, Cork, 1852, where architectural models by him were exhibited (no. 8).(1)

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Richard S. Harrison, A Biographical Dictionary of Irish Quakers (1997), 28-29.

(1) Ann M. Stewart, Irish Art Loan Exhibitions I (1990), I, 40.


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Building: CO. CORK, CORK, GRATTAN STREET, QUAKER MEETING HOUSE
Date: 1833-34
Nature: New 7-bay meeting house and almshouse block, replacing existing buildings. Cost: £3,338 including furnishings. (Now Cork Southern Board for Public Assistance).
Refs: J. Windele, Historical and Descriptive Notices of the City of Cork (1849), ?; Richard S. Harrison, A Biographical Dictionary of Irish Quakers (1997), 28-29; David M. Butler, The Quaker Meeting Houses of Ireland (2004), 108-110(illus.)