Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin. Albert Edward Murray was born in Dublin on 11 May 1849, the second son of WILLIAM GEORGE MURRAY WILLIAM GEORGE MURRAY . After being educated privately(1) in Dublin, he was articled to his father. He also attended the Royal Dublin Society's School of Art, where he won several awards,(see IB 11, 1 Feb 1869, 33) and travelled in France, Italy and England.(2) He worked in the office of JOHN MCCURDY  JOHN MCCURDY before succeeding to his father's practice in 1871.(3) In 1873 he entered into partnership with GEORGE CARLISLE HENDERSON. GEORGE CARLISLE HENDERSON. (4) The partnership, known as HENDERSON & HENDERSON & amp; MURRAY MURRAY , lasted for five years until 1878,(5) after which Murray practised on his own for a further forty-five years. During his long career he became best known for his hospital work, but he also carried out a large number of commercial and domestic commissions. When Queen Victoria visited Dublin in 1900, Murray was responsible for the decorations in Sackville Street and also for those in Clyde Road, where he lived.(6)

Murray was closely involved in the affairs of the RIAI, which, when he became honorary secretary in 1883, had almost withered away and which he was active in reviving and placing on a sound financial footing. Council meetings were held at his office in 37 Dawson Street for many years. He was president of the Institute from 1910 to 1913 and presented the gold and enamel presidential badge of office.(7) Having become a member of the old AAI in 1873,(8) he became a founder member of the revived association in 1896. He was also a member of the Architectural Association in London and was a regular participant in its annual excursions for many years.

Murray was examiner in the Diploma of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians from 1887 to1896(9) and external examiner in architecture to the Royal University of Ireland from 1913 to 1914.(10) He was appointed assessor for various architectural competitions: the Cork Sanatorium Competition, 1907,(11) the AAI Institute Prize, 1909,(12) and the Municipal Offices competition, 1913.(13) He was frequently retained as an expert witness in building cases. In addition to his professional activities, he was an active freemason and a governor of Mercer's Hospital. He named his favorite recreations as yachting, fishing, golf and sketching.(14) 'In the social life of Dublin,' wrote his obituarist in the Irish Builder, 'no one was better known than he.'

Following his retirement in May 1923,(15) Murray donated his important collection of Irish architectural drawings by FRANCIS JOHNSTON FRANCIS JOHNSTON , WILLIAM MURRAY  WILLIAM MURRAY and others to the RIAI.(16) Before he left Ireland for a 'lengthy holiday' on the Continent, the members of the Institute presented him with 'a neat gold wristlet watch'.(17) He died after a brief illness at Dinard, France,on 20 March 1924.(18) He was survived by his wife, Amelia (Amy) Henrietta, daughter of his relative Andrew Johnston, of Dublin, and a great grand-niece of FRANCIS JOHNSTON FRANCIS JOHNSTON , whom he had married on 23 April 1902,(19) and by their son and daughter.  In 1924 Mrs Murray presented a number of books and pictures and a bust of JAMES GANDON  JAMES GANDON to the RIAI.(20)

Murray's pupils and assistants included WILLIAM HARRISON HARGRAVE  WILLIAM HARRISON HARGRAVE and FREDERICK JAMES MACAULAY. FREDERICK JAMES MACAULAY.

The Irish Architectural Archive now holds Murray's collection of architectural drawings mentioned above (Acc. 92/46) and a scrapbook of personal and architectural material which Murray compiled post 1904 (Acc. 87/58).

AAI: elected member, 9 January 1873;(20) founder member of revived association, 1896.
RIAI: elected student, 28 Febrary 1867, and admitted, 18 April 1867;(21) admitted fellow, 16 November 1876, having been proposed by GEORGE CARLISLE HENDERSON GEORGE CARLISLE HENDERSON , JAMES RAWSON CARROLL  JAMES RAWSON CARROLL and JOHN JOSEPH O'CALLAGHAN JOHN JOSEPH O'CALLAGHAN ;(22) nominated as auditor, 3 December 1877;(23) hon. secretary, 1883-1901;(24) hon. treasurer, 1886-1899;(25) president, 1910-1913.
RIBA: elected fellow, 18 November 1889, having been proposed by H.D. Appleton, JAMES RAWSON CARROLL JAMES RAWSON CARROLL , and John Slater;(26) council member.(27)
RHA: elected associate, 18 April 1893; elected member18 April 1910;(28) Professor of Architecture.(29)
GLFI: member of Lodge 728 (Military Lodge, Dublin), 1874; master by 1898; Royal Arch degree 1875.(30)

Addresses:(31) Work: 68 Gardiner Street Lower, 1866(32)-1873; 64 Sackville Street Upper, 1874; 37 Dawson Street, Dublin, 1875-1923.
Home: Clarinda Park, Kingstown, 1873; 29 Crosthwaite Park, Dun Laoghaire, 1874-1881; 2 Clyde Road, Dublin, 1882-1923; Ouistraham, Rue de la Prionnière, Dinard, France, 1924.(33)

See WORKS and BIBLIOGRAPHY. BIBLIOGRAPHY.



References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the biographies of Murray in IB 43, 26 Sep 1901, 878, JRIAI (1911), 24-25, and from the obituary in IB 66, 5 Apr 1924, 274, all of which are illustrated with portrait photographs. Another obituary is in RIBAJ 31 (1923-24), 405. Other accounts are in E. Macdowel Cosgrave, ed., Dublin and County Dublin in the Twentieth Century (1908), 268, IB 52, 26 Nov 1910, 717 (illustrated with a portrait photograph which also appears in IB 53, 18 Feb 1911, 102), IB 65, 21 Apr 1923, 273-4, Who Was Who 1916-1928, ?, Who's Who in Architecture (1923), 180, Directory of British Architects 1834-1900 (RIBA, 1993), 645-6, and Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 23-24.

(1) Who was Who 1916-1928.
(2) Directory of British Architects, loc.cit., above; according to this account Murray was apprenticed to his father for five years from 1866.
(3) See note 2, above.
(4) They appear at the same address in Thom's Directory for 1874.
(5) IB 21, 1 Jan 1879, 15, refers to 'late firm of Henderson and Murray'.
(6) According to RIBAJ, loc. cit., above, he also decorated Sackville Street for Edward VII's visit in 1907.
(7) Freeman's Journal, 22 Jul 1910;  IB 52, 20 Aug 1910, 521.
(8) IB 15, 15 Jan 1873, 25.
(9) See note 1, above.
(10) IB 55, 29 Mar 1913, 189.
(11) He refused to act owing to the conditions, see IB 49, 24 Aug 1907, 585.
(12) IB 51, 1 May 1909, 282.
(13) IB 55, 29 Mar 1913, 203; Building News, 14 Feb 1913, 233; Freeman's Journal, 12 Nov 1913.
(14) See note 1, above.
(15) IB 65, 21 Apr 1923, 273; Building News 124, 18 May 1923, 608.
(16) IB 65, 5 May 1923, 309. The RIAI Murray Collection is now in the IAA, Acc.92/46.
(17) IB 65, 19 May 1923, 361.
(18) He left personal estate in England valued at £9,118.18s.2d.(IB 66, 12 Jul 1924, 610)
(19) Cosgrave, loc. cit.
(20) IB 66, ? ? 1924, 898.   Mrs Murray was active in the Irish branch of the National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage, circa 1922, see article from The Standard in IAA, A.E. Murray scrapbook, Acc. 87/58.
(21) See note 8, above.
(22) Council meeting minutes, 30 Oct 1866, 59; annual general meeting minutes, 15 Dec 1866, 197; general meeting minutes, 28 Feb 1867, 204, 18 April 1867, 208.
(23) Council meeting minutes, 17 Jul 1876, 199; general meeting minutes, 16 Nov 1876, 266; IB 18, 15 Nov 1876, 331.
(24) Council meeting minutes, 3 Dec 1877, 211.
(25) Irish Times, 18 Dec 1899.  Murray was presented with a gold repeating watch on his vacating the treasurership.
(26) See note 8, above; IB, 26 Nov 1910, 717.
(27) See note 2, above.
(28) Who's Who in Architecture (1923), 180.
(29) W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), II, 631.
(30) GLFI archives.
(31) From Jones's transcripts from Thom's directories unless otherwise stated.
(32) RIAI council meeting minutes, 30 Oct 1866, 59.
(33) JRIAI (1924), list of members.


85 work entries listed in chronological order for MURRAY, ALBERT EDWARD


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CAPEL STREET, NO. 114-116 (DUBLIN COFFEE TAVERN CO.)
Date: 1879
Nature: Alteration of former Belleek china showroom for Dublin Coffee Tavern Co.  Builder: J. Pile. Cost: £1,000.
Refs: IB 21, 1 Apr 1879, 113;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 107.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KING STREET NORTH, ST PAUL'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1880
Nature: Reorientation.  Reseating, new gallery, pulpit & reading desk, new chancel & N & S porches.  For Rev. Arthur Barton.  Contractor: Bolton.
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 21, no. 249, 1 Dec 1879, supplement, p. 11;  IB 22, 1 Jul 1880, 193; design exh. RHA 1887, no. 491;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 241.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SWORDS ROAD (DRUMCONDRA), GARDEN FARM (BROOMHILL?)
Date: 1881
Nature: New house on site with beautiful view, for Robert Paul. Contractor: Fitzpatrick Bros, Belfast. Plumbing &c. by William Baird, Lr Abbey St.  (Later Crofton Airport Hotel (q.v.); now (2009) Dublin Regency Hotel)
Refs: Design exh. RHA 1881, no. 600; IB 25, 15 Apr 1883, 117(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, NO. 040
Date: 1881
Nature: Works at same for Mssrs. Pohlmann, piano manufacturers. Tenders invited.
Refs: Irish Times, 18 Mar 1881, 1.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WEXFORD STREET, NO. 030-34
Date: 1884
Nature: Erection of 5 substantially built structures suitable for business premises, for Mssrs. Browne Bros, O'Loughlin, D. Losty, Kevin's Port Bakery, and Miss King. Red brick & terracotta. Replace dilapidated houses. Contractor: P. Monks.
Refs: IB 26, 1 Jun 1884, 169

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PETER STREET, ADELAIDE HOSPITAL NURSES' HOME
Date: 1885-89;1898-99
Nature: AEM winner of competition. Contractor: J.P. Pile, Gt Brunswick St. Also: J.P. Good?
Refs: IB 28, 1 Apr 1886, 103; 31, 1 Feb 1889, 33(illus.); 40, 5 Jan 1898, 5; design exh. RHA 1888, no. 484; IAA, PKS B19/45

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CIRCULAR ROAD SOUTH, CHURCH OF ST KEVIN (CI)
Date: 1886
Nature: Placed 2nd in competition.
Refs: IB 29, 1 Sep,15 Nov 1887, 252,325(illus.); 30, 1 Aug 1888, 195; designs exh. RHA 1888, nos. 482,483

Building: CO. KERRY, TRALEE, CORN MILL (R. LATCHFORD)
Date: 1887
Nature: Being erected of local red stone with limestone dressings. Patent windows by Webb, Belfast. Millstones & part of machinery supplied by J. Merrick, Cork. Engines by Galloway & Sons, Manchester. Contractor: Healy Bros., Tralee.
Refs: IB 29, 1 Sep 1887, 252

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BAGGOT STREET UPPER, CITY OF DUBLIN HOSPITAL
Date: 1887
Nature: Adds. for better accommodation of nurses connected with existing Fever Hospital. Builder: James Kiernan.
Refs: IB 29, 15 Nov 1887, 325

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, INNS QUAY, FOUR COURTS
Date: 1887
Nature: AEM wins limited competition for new lecture theatre for Incorporated Law Society of Ireland. Completed by 1 Jan 1888. Contractor: J.P. Pile, Gt Brunswick St.
Refs: IB 29, 15 Sep 1887, 266; 30, 1 Jan 1888, 4,5(illus.); 43, 26 Sep 1901, 880; RHA 1887, no. 481

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, TOWNSEND STREET, NO. 142 (WILLIAM WHITE)
Date: 1887
Nature: New premises in course of erection for William White, leather japanner & purveyor. Contractor: Larkin, Dublin.
Refs: IB 29, 15 Sep 1887, 266

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HOWTH, HOUSE
Date: 1888
Nature: 'being erected for J.M. Sullivan, Esq. on one of the best sites on the Hill of Howth'. Gabled, with verandah on two sides. Red brick & cemented rubble masonry. Contractors: Tighe & Son, Ranelagh.
Refs: IB 30, 1 Jan 1888, 45(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BAGGOT STREET UPPER, NO. 036 (WATERLOO HOUSE)
Date: 1889
Nature: Rebuilding. Large public house with cellars & bottling arrangements at rear and 4-storey dwelling house above. 1st storey of frontage limestone, Ruabon brick above with elaborately carved dressings. Contractor: P. Larkin, Sarsfield Quay.
Refs: IB 31, 1 Feb,15 Dec 1889, 40,304,305(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CUFFE STREET, NO. 023
Date: 1889
Nature: Premises recently destroyed by fire have been rebuilt and are nearly ready for occupation. Builder: P. Larkin, Sarsfield Quay.
Refs: IB 31, 1 Feb 1889, 40

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NO. 006 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS)
Date: 1889
Nature: Adds, comprising ladies' and gentlemen's waiting rooms, 'with lavatories and w.c.'s attached' to accommodate increased numbers of students coming forward for examination. Contractor: J. & W. Beckett. Heating and sanitary arrangements by Maguire & Son.
Refs: IB 31, 1 Feb 1889, 40

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, THURLES, STANWIX HOSPITAL & ALMSHOUSES
Date: 1890
Nature: Charity founded by Miss Emma Stanwix for reduced females aged over sixty years. On site overlooking town. Red brick with half-timbering. Clerk of Works: William Harrison Hargrave. Builder: J. Kiernan, Talbot St. Cost about £2,500.
Refs: IB 32, 1 Jun 1890, 132(illus.); designs exh. RHA 1890, no. 513, 1915, no. 477, 1917, no. 241, 1919, no. 341

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LORD EDWARD STREET, NO. 002-12 (DUBLIN WORKING BOYS' HOME & HARDING TECHNICAL SCHOOL)
Date: 1890-91
Nature: Being erected by Committee of the Working Boys' Home and Harding Technical School. On N side of street. Faced with Ruabon brick and buff terracotta. Contractor: H. & J. Martin, Belfast. Plumbing & gasfitting by MacGarvey, Lombard St, Dublin.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Acc. 0087/111; Irish Times, 20 Nov 1890;  IB 33, 1 Nov 1891, 240(illus.); RHA 1891, no. 501;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 372-3.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST (NEAR), HOUSE
Date: 1890a
Nature: Design for multi-gabled 2-storey villa with mullioned windows.
Refs: Illus. in IB 32, 15 Sep 1890, pl. facing p. 218.

Building: CO. WATERFORD, THE ISLAND (WATERFORD)
Date: 1891
Nature: 'Castle on the Island' for Gerald FitzGerald. Design exh. RHA 1891. (Romaine-Walker's design would appear to have been executed instead.)
Refs: RHA 1891, no. 498; IB 43, 26 Sep 1901, 880; JRIAI (1911), 25.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, KILLINEY, ST GEORGE'S AVENUE, STONELEIGH
Date: 1891
Nature: Design for stables and offices exh. RHA, 1891.
Refs: RHA 1891, no. 505; IB 33, 1 Dec 1891, 275(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, NORTHBROOK ROAD, NO. 015A (OLD MEN'S ASYLUM)
Date: 1892
Nature: New wing to contain infirmary and laundry. Contemplated by W.G. Murray and now being carried out by AEM. Contractor: H. Sharpe. Contractor for plumbing: H. Curtis, William St.
Refs: IB 34, 1 Nov 1892, 232

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SANDYMOUNT AVENUE, HOUSES (010)
Date: 1892
Nature: Terrace of 10 gabled, half-timbered houses, for Samuel Worthington.
Refs: IB 34, 1 Nov 1892, 225,229(illus.); design exh. RHA 1892, no. 472

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BAGGOT STREET UPPER, CITY OF DUBLIN HOSPITAL
Date: 1892-93
Nature: Enlargement and remodelling of existing buildings. New brick front with buff terracotta dressings. Contractor: Samuel Worthington, South Richmond St. Facing bricks and terracotta supplied by Mssrs. Dennis, Ruabon.
Refs: Drawings, s. & d. 1892, in IAA, Alan Hope Collection, Acc. 86/127, Folder 4;  photograph of entrance front in IAA, A.E. Murray scrapbook, Acc. 87/58; IB 34, 15 Dec 1892, 262(illus.); 35, 15 Jul, ? ? 1893, 165,264; 42, 1 May 1900, 347; RHA 1892, no. 487; Irish International Exhibition, 1907, no. 374

Building: CO. WATERFORD, GRACE DIEU (CLOGHEEN)
Date: 1892-94
Nature: Italianate remodelling of villa of c. 1840. For T. William Anderson. Contractor: J. Kiernan, Talbot St.
Refs: RHA 1894, no. 471, 1915, no. 481, 1917, no. 242; Irish International Exhibition, Dublin, 1907, no. 375; IB 34, 1 Nov 1892, 232; 36, 1 Jul 1894, 157(illus.); Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 144

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CLARENCE STREET NORTH, NO. 038 (WALLIS & SONS)
Date: 1893
Nature: Extensive stabling and storage, for Wallis & Sons, railway carriers. Contractor: H. & J. Martin.
Refs: IB 35, 15 Nov 1893, 265

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ISLANDBRIDGE, BELLEVUE MALTINGS (PLUNKETT BROS.)
Date: 1893
Nature: Messrs. Plunkett bros., Bellevue, are having various works carried out at their premises Thomas-street and Island Bridge.' Contractor: J. Good.
Refs: IB 35, 15 Nov 1893, 265

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, THOMAS STREET, PLUNKETT BROS.
Date: 1893
Nature: 'Messrs. Plunkett bros., Bellevue, are having various works carried out at their premises Thomas-street and Island Bridge.' Contractor: J. Good.
Refs: IB 35, 15 Nov 1893, 265

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHAPELIZOD, CHURCH OF ST LAURENCE (CI)
Date: 1893-94
Nature: Re-pewing, heating &c. Contractor: Henry Pemberton, Killiney. church re-opened, Easter 1894.
Refs: IB 35, 15 Nov 1893, 265;  Irish Times, 23 Mar 1894.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, ROTUNDA HOSPITAL
Date: 1893-95
Nature: AEM winner of competition to design new Thomas Plunket Cairnes wing. 3 storeys. Contract signed 3 Nov 1893. Opened 27 Nov 1895. Contractor: James Kiernan, Talbot St. Sanitary arrangements and gas fittings by Maguire, Dawson St. Cost: £12,000.
Refs: Design exh. RHA 1893, no. 448; IB 35, 15 Jul 1893, 162(illus.),165; 37, 1 Dec 1895, 281; 39, 15 Mar 1897, 58;  Irish Times, 24 May,10 Oct 1894;  Irish Times, 2 Apr 1895.

Building: CO. WICKLOW, KILPEDDER, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1894
Nature: Pair of cottages with half-timbered gables.
Refs: Photograph in IAA, A.E. Murray scrapbook, Acc. 87/58

Building: CO. DUBLIN, LITTLE BRAY, DARGLE ROAD, COTTAGE HOSPITAL (PROPOSED)
Date: 1895
Nature: Small hospital about to be built as memorial of late Father Healy. Contractor: Kiernan, Talbot St. (£1,000). Not built.
Refs: Engraved perspective view, 1895, in IAA, A.E. Murray scrapbook, Acc. 87/58Wicklow Newsletter 18 May,14 Dec 1895;  Irish Times, 15 May 1895;  IB 37, 15 May 1895, 132; Building News 68, 24 May 1895, 747; design exh. RHA 1898, no. 440.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BAGGOT STREET UPPER, CITY OF DUBLIN HOSPITAL
Date: 1895;1897
Nature: New isolated fever wing (Drummond Wing), 1895, and new operating theatre, commenced Oct 1897, both built by James Kiernan. New front, 1897, built by Samuel Worthington (£2,500).
Refs: IB 34, 15 Dec 1892, 262(illus.); 39, 15 Dec 1897, 238

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, JOHN'S HILL, COUNTY & CITY INFIRMARY
Date: 1896
Nature: Overhauling and reconstruction of former leper hospital to serve new purpose as county infirmary.
Refs: IB 38, 1 Jul 1896, 144; 48, 25 Aug 1906, 690.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, SHANKILL, CORBAWN
Date: 1896a
Nature: Villa for T. Falls. Ruabon brick ground floor, rough cast upper floor with half-timbered gables. Mullioned crenellated bay window. Contractor: Kiernan, Dublin. Grounds laid out by Mr Sheppard, Dublin.
Refs: Building News 71, 7 Aug 1896, 188(illus.); ?design exh. RHA 1898, no. 447 ('Villa erected in the Co. Dublin')

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 123 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS)
Date: 1897-98
Nature: Experimental and Natural Science Theatre. Contractor: J. Pemberton & Son.
Refs: Colin Brennan, 'The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland: an architectural history 1805-1997', unpublished MA thesis, Univeristy College, Dublin, 1997, 39

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHAPELIZOD, RECTORY
Date: 1900
Nature: New parochial residence on Mulberry Hill. Dedicated 23 June 1900 by Dr Peacock, Archbishop of Dublin. Builder: Valentine Falkner.
Refs: Irish Times, 25 Jun 1900;  IB 42, 1 Jul 1900, 403; B 79, 14 Jul 1900, 39

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EASTMORELAND PLACE, CITY OF DUBLIN HOSPITAL NURSES' HOME
Date: 1900-1901
Nature: New. FS laid 9 Apr 1900 by Princess Christian of Schleswig Holstein. To accommodate 30 nurses, each with separate room and window. Builder: William Beckett, PercyWorks, Dublion.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Hope Collection, 86/127, Folder 4;  photograph of exterior in IAA, A.E. Murray scrapbook, Acc. 87/58  Irish Times, 10 Apr 1900;  IB 42, 1 May 1900, 347; 43. 26 Sep 1901, 872; B 78, 5 May 1900, 450; Building News 80, 25 Jan,26 Sep 1901, 123,872; design exh. RHA 1901, no. 305.

Building: CO. WATERFORD, LISMORE, FEVER HOSPITAL
Date: 1901
Nature: AEM has prepared plans for rebuilding.
Refs: IB 43, 26 Sep 1901, 873

Building: CO. FERMANAGH, ENNISKILLEN, TEMPO ROAD, COUNTY INFIRMARY
Date: 1901
Nature: About to be rebuilt.
Refs: IB 43, 26 Sep 1901, 872

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COOMBE, NO. 081-84 (COOMBE HOSPITAL, OLD)
Date: 1901
Nature: Remodelling of wards.
Refs: IB 43, 26 Sep 1901, 872

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PETER STREET, ADELAIDE HOSPITAL
Date: 1901-1903
Nature: Operating theatre & nurses' home. Contractor: J. & P. Good. Cost: £2,512.
Refs: IAA, PKS B19/45, A08 (Jun 1901)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, NO. 057-58 (DRUMMOND & SONS)
Date: 1902
Nature: Completed Apr 1902. 6-storey front of Ruabon brick & buff terracotta in style that AEM 'seems to have made peculiarly his own'. Double bay shop windows & central porch with flat roof used for display of evergreens. Frontage to Duke La of white glazed brick. Builder: H. & J. Martin, Dublin & Belfast.
Refs: Engraved elevation, 1901, from unnamed publication in IAA, A.E. Murray scrapbook, Acc. 87/58; IB 43, 29 Aug 1901, 845; 44, 10 Apr 1902, 1106(?or 1108); 45, 26 Mar 1903, 1660,1664; design exh. RHA 1902, no. 361;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 517.

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, CITY & COUNTY BOROUGH INFIRMARY
Date: 1902-03
Nature: Alts. & adds. FS laid by King Edward VII on 28 Jul 1903. Contractor: William Courtney, Belfast.
Refs: IB 44, 23 Oct,6 Nov 1902, 1452,1454,1476; 45, 27 Aug 1903,1936

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, LADY LANE, PUBLIC LIBRARY
Date: 1902-05
Nature: New Carnegie library. Advt. for tenders, Jan 1903; FS laid 19 Oct 1903; in course of erection Dec 1903. Handed over, Oct 1904.  Opened 1905. Contractor: P. Costen, Waterford.
Refs: B 84, 10 Jan 1903, 50; IB 44, 23 Oct 1902, 1444; 45, 15 Jan,3 Dec 1903, 1558,3020 (illus.); Waterford Standard, 29 Oct 1904;  design exh. RHA 1904, no. 304; Brendan Grimes, Irish Carnegie Libraries: a catalogue and architectural history (1998), 248-51(illus.)

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, NENAGH, MALTINGS
Date: 1903
Nature: Tenders received. For Robert Waller.
Refs: IB 45, 29 Jan 1903, 1576; JRIAI (1911), 25

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WICKLOW STREET, NO. 030-31 (FOLEY'S HOTEL)
Date: 1903
Nature: Rebuilding. Builder: J.P. Pile. (But rebuilt again to designs by P.J. Munden in 1915 to form drapery establishment.)
Refs: IB 45, 26 Mar 1903, 1658;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 553.


Building: CO. WATERFORD, BROOK LODGE
Date: 1903
Nature: New closed porch replacing former Doric porch;  new stone window surrounds; addition of eaves brackets and quoins. For P. Bolton, DL.
Refs: Photographs before, during and after alterations.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, ROSCREA, MALTINGS (T.O. READ & CO.)
Date: 1904
Nature: Wm. Beckett's tender of £4,328 accepted.
Refs: IB 46, 2 Jul 1904, 430

Building: CO. CLARE, KNOPPOGUE CASTLE
Date: 1904
Nature: Add., for 17th Baron Dunboyne. J.P. Pile's tender of £3,650 accepted.
Refs: IB 46, 2 Jul 1904, 430

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, AUNGIER STREET, NO. 055
Date: 1904
Nature: New front in terracotta and red brick for former Carmichael School of Medicine.  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), .
Refs: IB 46, 23 Apr 1904, 237;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 513. 

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HOWTH ROAD, ST JOSEPH'S
Date: 1904
Nature: Villa, for James F. Cassidy, tea and wine merchant. Contractor: B.W. Whyte, Summerhill.
Refs: IB 46, 16 Jan 1904, 14

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST ANDREW'S STREET, ST ANDREW'S CHURCH (CI, 3RD)
Date: 1904
Nature: Memorial in grounds to members of 74th (Dublin) Company Imperial Yeomanry who fell in South Africa, 1899-1902.  Executed by L.F. Harrison, 29 Great Brunswick Street.
Refs: Undated nespaper clipping in AA, A.E. Murray scrapbook, Acc. 87/58;  IB 46, 12 Mar 1904, 138.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, ROTUNDA HOSPITAL
Date: 1905-07
Nature: New wing  providing 6 additional wards, accommodation for nurses & c. on site of colonnade on W side of main block. Cost about £8,000.. Contractor: B. White. Opened by Countess of Aberdeen, 27 Aug 1907. Steelwork, fire resisting floors and flat roofs by Homan & Rogers, Manchester. Plumbing and heating by Howard MacGarvey, Lombard St.
Refs: Drawings by Murray and Homan & Rogers in IAA, Alan Hope Collection, Acc. 86/127, Folder 1; IB 47, 28 Jan,11 Feb,4 Nov 1905, 62,81,761,773; 48, 19 May,3 Nov 1906, 386,888; Irish Times, 28 Aug 1907;  design exh. RHA 1915, no. 479

Building: CO. WICKLOW, GREYSTONES, PORTLAND ROAD (& ST VINCENT'S ROAD), BURLEIGH LODGE
Date: 1905;1906
Nature: For C.R. Morgan. Half timbered. Completed by 1905. Contractor: William Beckett. Adds, 1906. Contrtactor: Henry Evans, Greystones.
Refs: IB 47, 16 Dec 1905, 906,918(illus.); 48, 25 Aug 1906, 688; RHA 1905, nos. 347,348;  National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&county=WI&regno=16304093 (last visited Aug 2009).

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, DUNMORE ROAD, LEOVILLE
Date: 1906
Nature: Enlargement; removal of entrance from back and building new entrance on front overlooking river. For A.S. McCoy. Contractor: George Nolan, Waterford.
Refs: IB 58, 25 Aug 1906, 690

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CAMDEN STREET LOWER, NO. 030-32 (AIDEN GRENNELL)
Date: 1906
Nature: Premises recently destroyed by fire to be rebuilt shortly.
Refs: IB 48, 24 Mar 1906, 242

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, BALLYBRADO (CAHIR)
Date: 1906
Nature: New entrance gates and railings, for C.E. Denny..   Ironwork by J. & C. McGloughlin Ltd.
Refs: Photographs in IAA, A.E. Murray scrapbook, Acc. 87/58.

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, BARONSTON HOUSE
Date: 1906a
Nature: Marble pavements installed by E.S. Glanville, Erne St, Dublin. Architect: AEM. Builder: S. Hill, Cork.
Refs: IB 48, 6 Oct 1906, ?

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MERCER STREET, MERCER'S HOSPITAL
Date: 1907
Nature: Alts. & adds. including new cut stone porch. Contractor: H. & J. Martin.
Refs: IB 49, 13 Jul 1907, 490; 50, 4 Apr 1908, 213

Building: CO. LAOIS, BALLYMANUS
Date: 1908
Nature: Adds., for William Dunne.
Refs: IB 50, 17 Oct 1908, 640; Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 24

Building: CO. MEATH, CLOWNSTOWN
Date: 1908
Nature: Adds., alts. and new lodge. For Mr L. McCreery.
Refs: IB 50, 25 Jan,4 Apr 17 Oct 1908, 53,213,639

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ?, ?, LAUNDRY
Date: 1908
Nature: New laundry. Builder: Stewart & Sons.
Refs: IB 50, 4 Apr 1908, 213

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, AILESBURY ROAD, ST ANN'S
Date: 1908
Nature: Adds. to gate lodge, for Mr H. French. Contractor: H. & J. Martin.
Refs: IB 50, 3 Oct 1908, 607

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BAGGOT STREET UPPER, CITY OF DUBLIN HOSPITAL
Date: 1908
Nature: New dispensary just completed. Contractor: J.P. Pile Ltd.
Refs: IB 50, 3 Oct 1908, 607

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BAGGOT STREET UPPER, CITY OF DUBLIN HOSPITAL
Date: 1908
Nature: New dispensary. Contractor: J.P. Pile, Ltd.
Refs: IB 50, 4 Apr,3 Oct 1908, 213,607

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET (& CAVENDISH ROW), ROTUNDA (ROUND ROOM)
Date: 1908
Nature: Alts. to Round Room including new stage and proscenium, increased seating and dressing rooms, for Governors of Rotunda Hospital. Contractors: Martin & Co. Reopened 7? Aug 1908.
Refs: IB 50, 4 Apr,8 Aug,5 Sep 1908, 213,477,551;  Freeman's Journal, 6 Jul,1 Aug 1908.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, NORTH BULL ISLAND (CLONTARF), ROYAL DUBLIN GOLF CLUB
Date: 1908-09
Nature: Adds. & imps to pavilion, including new lounge, entrance porch, staircase &c. Contractor: H. & J. Martin.
Refs: Photographs in IAA, A.E. Murray scrapbook, Acc. 87/58; IB 50, 4 Apr 1908, 213; 51, 16 Oct 1909, 661;  exterior illus. in ;  see illus. in Claire Gogarty, From Village to Suburb: The Building of Clontarf since 1760 (2013), 124..

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL SQUARE, ROTUNDA GARDENS, ROLLER SKATING RINK
Date: 1909
Nature: New. For Mr F.W. Chambers. Contractor: Benjamin Whyte, Summerhill.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 10 Nov 1909; IB 51, 16 Oct 1909, 661

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAME STREET, NO. 044-45 (ROYAL INSURANCE CO.)
Date: 1909-1910
Nature: Alts. & adds. Contractor: H. & J. Martin, Shelbourne Rd. Estimated cost: £3,000.
Refs: IB 51, 16 Oct 1909, 661; 52, 5 Feb 1910, 85

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, GEORGE'S STREET UPPER, NO. 102A (ROYAL BANK)
Date: 1910-11
Nature: Alts. Contractor: H. & J. Martin. £3,000.
Refs: IB 52, 17 Sep 1910, 587; 53, 5 Aug 1911, 529

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ABBEY STREET MIDDLE, NO. 043
Date: 1911
Nature: House & shop being rebuilt with Portmarnock brick facade and flat roof. Builder: Stephen Adams, Adelaide Rd.
Refs: IB 53, 11 Nov 1911, 757

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, NO. 001 & 2 (LIVERPOOL & LONDON & GLOBE INSURANCE CO.)
Date: 1911
Nature: Alts. Builder: McLaughlin & Harvey, Ltd., Dartmouth Rd.
Refs: IB 53, 5 Aug 1911, 529

Building: CO. MEATH, DUNBOYNE, RIVERSDALE
Date: 1912
Nature: Reconstruction & alts., for Mr J.F. French. Contractors: G. & T. Crampton.
Refs: IB 54, 7 Dec 1912, 699

Building: CO. MEATH, BATTERSTOWN, STEWARD'S HOUSE
Date: 1912
Nature: For Mr W.F. McKeever. Builder: J. Cromer, Lucan.
Refs: IB 54, 23 Nov 1912, 660

Building: CO. WICKLOW, KILPEDDER, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1912
Nature: 2 cottages and renovation of others. Builder: H.R. Evans, Greystones.
Refs: IB 54, 7 Dec 1912, 700

Building: CO. SLIGO, SLIGO, MALL, COUNTY INFIRMARY
Date: 1912
Nature: AEM to make plans and estimates for improvements, for County Infirmary Committee.
Refs: IB 54, 2 Mar 1912, 142

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, ROTUNDA HOSPITAL
Date: 1912
Nature: Alts. & imps. in formation of new labour wards in Plunkett Cairnes wing. Contractor: B. Whyte, Summerhill.
Refs: IB 54, 3 Feb 1912, 78;  Irish Times, 7 Mar 1912.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, NO. 036-38
Date: 1913
Nature: Rebuilding. Builder: Alderman Doyle, Portland Row.
Refs: IB 55, 8 Nov 1913, 714

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, ROTUNDA HOSPITAL
Date: 1913
Nature: Reconstruction of students' quarters,comprising new roms, bathrooms, lavatories, heating, electricity &c. Contractor: B. White, Summerhill. Electric work by Coates, Leinster St; plumbing by Coates, Leinster St; heating by Maguire & Gatchell.
Refs: IB 15, 10 May 1913, 319

Building: CO. KILKENNY, TALBOT'S INCH (KILKENNY), COTTAGE HOSPITAL
Date: 1914
Nature: For Dowager Countess of Desart. Opened 1915.
Refs: Drawing exh. RHA 1914, no. 521 (also 1916, no. 354?); bird's-eye view in IAA, A.E. Murray scrapbook;   Who's Who in Architecture (1923), 180; Nicola Gordon Bowe, '"The wild heath has broken out again in the heather field': Philanthropic endeavour and Arts and Crafts achievement in early 20th-century Kilkenny, Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies II (1999), 87-89(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MERCER STREET, MERCER'S HOSPITAL
Date: 1915
Nature: New verandahs and other building works. Contractor: B.W. Whyte.
Refs: IB 57, 14 Aug 1915, 366

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ABBEY STREET LOWER, NO. 034
Date: 1917
Nature: Rebuilding, for Dr R.H. Johnston.
Refs: IB 59, 29 Sep 1917, 493

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, NO. 008
Date: 1918-19
Nature: Rebuilding, for Mr W.R. Kay, with front in Barnacullia granite. Builder: W.S. Hanley, John St.
Refs: RHA 1918, no. 237; IB 61, 31 May 1919, 276

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, STEPHEN STREET, NO. 047-50 (THOMAS DOCKRELL, SONS & CO.)
Date: 1920
Nature: New steel & concrete building adjoining present stores. Builder: Robert Thompson, 88 S Circular Rd.
Refs: IB 62, 11 Sep 1920, 581

Building: CO. CLARE, LAHINCH, GOLF COURSE
Date: ?
Nature: New caddy house.
Refs: Photograph of exterior in IAA, A.E. Murray scrapbook, Acc.87/58.

Author Title Date Details
Murray, Albert Edward 'Science and Art Museum Competition' 1883 B 45, 27 Oct 1883, 572. (Letter to editor.)
Murray, Albert Edward [Presidential address to RIAI] 1911 IB 53, 18 Feb 1911, 102.
Murray, Albert Edward [President's valedictory address to RIAI]
1913 Irish Architect and Building Trades' Journal, 20 Dec 1913.