Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Belfast. According to the Belfast census of 1911, Samuel Joseph McAvoy was born in Belfast circa 1883.  He was articled to WILLIAM JOHN FENNELL  WILLIAM JOHN FENNELL from 1900 to 1903 and remained in Fennell's office as an assistant until 1907 or later.(1)   By 1923 he had established his own practice and was mainly involved in commercial and domestic work.   He was town surveyor to Warrenpoint Urban District Council from 1921 or earlier, in succession to PATRICK J. NEARY PATRICK J. NEARY . He may have died around 1932, the last year he appears on the list of members of the RIAI. The Warrenpoint surveyorship had passed to JOHN L. O'HAGAN  JOHN L. O'HAGAN by 1933.

RIAI: elected member, 1907, having been proposed by William John Fennell, seconded by WILLIAM JOHN WATERMAN ROOME  WILLIAM JOHN WATERMAN ROOME and WILLIAM BLACKWOOD BLACKWOOD WILLIAM BLACKWOOD BLACKWOOD ;(2) not on list of members for 1933.
Association of Municipal & County Engineers: admitted member, 1 October 1921.(3)

Addresses: Work: Oxford House, Oxford Street, 1911-1917; 66 University Avenue, 1919-1921; Castle Chambers, 61 Castle Street, Belfast, 1922-1930;(4) 1 College Square North, 1932.
Home: 24 My Lady's Road, Belfast, 1907; 16 My Lady's Road, 1910; 82 May Lady's Road, 1911. 

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from RIAI lists of members and Thom's Directory for 1918, 1922 and 1933. 

(1)
IAA, RIAI office archives (Acc. 93/136), membership forms 1878- 1909 (extremely fragile). 
(2)
RIAI general meeting minutes, 19 Dec 1907, 434, and see note 1, above.
(3)
IB 63, 22 Oct 1921, 701.
(4)
IB 66, 20 Sep 1924, 830 gives 66 University Ave as his address.


55 work entries listed in chronological order for MCAVOY, SAMUEL JOSEPH


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Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, AGNES STREET, SHOP & HOUSE
Date: 1923
Nature: For Mr P.J. Campbell.
Refs: IB 65, 14 Jul 1923, 544

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DALTON STREET, TANKS & CHAMBER
Date: 1923
Nature: -
Refs: IB 65, 29 Dec 1923, 1009

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SHORT STRAND, PREMISES
Date: 1923
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of premises for Mr J. Cosgrave.
Refs: IB 65, 11 Aug, 8 Sep 1923, 625,692

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, WHITEWELL ROAD, RECREATION HALL
Date: 1923
Nature: For Trustees of Fountain Hall, Greencastle.
Refs: IB 65, 16 Jun 1923, 464

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, WOODSTOCK ROAD, SHOPS
Date: 1923
Nature: Alts. & adds. for Mr A. Fusco.
Refs: IB 65, 3 Nov 1923, 852

Building: CO. DOWN, WARRENPOINT, SEWERAGE
Date: 1924
Nature: For Warrenpoint UDC
Refs: IB 66, 20 Sep 1924, 830

Building: CO. DOWN, WARRENPOINT, DROMORE ROAD, HOUSES (010)
Date: 1924
Nature: 10 workmen's dwellings for Warrenpoint UDC. Tenders invited Sep 1924.
Refs: IB 66, 17 May,20 Sep 1924, 446,825; B 127, 26 Sep 1924, 493

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ALLIANCE AVENUE, HOUSE
Date: 1924
Nature: -
Refs: IB 66, 27 Dec 1924, 1093

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ANTRIM ROAD (AVENUE OFF), HOUSES (004)
Date: 1924
Nature: 4 villas.
Refs: IB 66, 20 Sep 1924, 821

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CASTLE STREET, IRISH WHISKEY CO.
Date: 1924
Nature: Alts. & adds.
Refs: IB 66, 28 Jun 1924, 577

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FALLS ROAD, HOUSES (003)
Date: 1924
Nature: 3 villas.
Refs: IB 66, 29 Nov 1924, 1017

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, GREAT GEORGE'S STREET, SHOP FRONT
Date: 1924
Nature: -
Refs: IB 66, 28 Jun 1924, 577

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, PARK ROAD, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1924
Nature: 4 villas.
Refs: IB 66, 27 Dec 1924, 1093

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, WINDSOR AVENUE, SHOPS (002) & HOUSE
Date: 1924
Nature: Conversion of house into 2 shops & house.
Refs: IB 66, 31 May 1924, 489

Building: CO. ANTRIM, LISBURN, HOUSE
Date: 1924
Nature: Rebuilding.
Refs: IB 66, 5 Apr 1924, 294

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CASTLE STREET, STORE
Date: 1925
Nature: -
Refs: IB 67, 17 Oct 1925, 857

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DAWSON STREET, DRYING HOUSE
Date: 1925
Nature: -
Refs: IB 67, 8 Aug 1925, 649

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FALLS ROAD, SHOP & HOUSE
Date: 1925
Nature: -
Refs: IB 67, 31 Oct 1925, 893

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ST JAMES'S PARK, HOUSES
Date: 1925
Nature: 'several villas'
Refs: IB 67, 21 Feb,31 Oct 1925, 133,893

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, PRINCE'S DOCK STREET, PREMISES
Date: 1926
Nature: Adds. for Mrs M./ Kennedy. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 68, 20 Feb 1926, 141

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, WELLINGTON STREET, SHOP
Date: 1926
Nature: Alts., for Mr Oswald Jamison. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 68, 6 Feb 1926, 98

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CAIRNS STREET, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1927
Nature: For Mr J. Hill. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 69, 12 Nov 1927, 838

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FALLS ROAD, PREMISES
Date: 1927
Nature: Alts. for Mssrs. A. & P. Lavery. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 69, 29 Oct 1927, 801

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FALLSWATER STREET, HOUSES (018 AND OR 20)
Date: 1927
Nature: For Mr T. Maguire. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 69, 12 Nov,24 Dec 1927, 838,953

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LIGONIEL ROAD, RECREATION HALL
Date: 1927
Nature: For Rev. J. MacGovern. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 69, 9 Jul 1927, 509

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LITTLE YORK STREET, HALL
Date: 1927
Nature: For Mr S. Murphy. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 69, 29n Oct 1927, 801

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, MIDDLEPATH STREET, OFFICES & STORES
Date: 1927
Nature: For Mr J. Murray. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 69, 6 Aug 1927, 578

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NEWTOWNARDS ROAD, PREMISES
Date: 1927
Nature: Alts., for Mr J. Judge. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 69, 16 Apr 1927, 278

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SHORE ROAD, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1927
Nature: 2 villas for Mr A. Ward. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 69, 2 Apr 1927, 238

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BEECHMOUNT AVENUE, HOUSES (005)
Date: 1927-28
Nature: For Mr Andrew McSherry. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 69, 12 Nov,10 Dec 1927, 838,918; 70, 7 Jan 1928, 30

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CASTLE STREET, PREMISES
Date: 1928
Nature: Adds.
Refs: IB 70, 18 Feb 1928, 148

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, WHITEROCK ROAD, PREMISES
Date: 1928
Nature: Adds. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 70, 8 Dec 1928, 1042

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CRUMLIN ROAD, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1929
Nature: -
Refs: IB 71, 8 Jun 1929, 533

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DAIRY STREET, STORE
Date: 1929
Nature: -
Refs: IB 71, 11 May 1929, 418

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FALLS ROAD, PREMISES
Date: 1929
Nature: Adds.
Refs: IB 71, 16 Mar 1929, 238

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, GAWN STREET, STORE
Date: 1929
Nature: -
Refs: IB 71, 21 Dec 1929, 1138

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LIGONIEL ROAD, HALL
Date: 1929
Nature: -
Refs: IB 71, 5 Jan 1929, 26

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NORFOLK PARADE, HOUSE
Date: 1929
Nature: Villa.
Refs: IB 71, 25 May 1929, 464

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ST JAMES'S AVENUE, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1929
Nature: Tenders sought for erection of 2 semi-detached villas.
Refs: Building News 122, 26 Jul,2 Aug 1929, 124,155

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FALLS ROAD, ST MARY'S TRAINING COLLEGE
Date: 1929-1930
Nature: Adds.
Refs: IB 71, 8 Jun,17 Aug 1929, 533,747; 72, 24 May 1930, 476

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BANK STREET, SHOPS
Date: 1930
Nature: Conversion of 5 dwelling houses into 4 lock-up shops in Bank St & Chapel La.
Refs: IB 72, 1 Mar 1930, 200

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BERRY STREET, NATIONAL CLUB
Date: 1930
Nature: Reconstruction of premises. Contractor: Herules Kerr, 1 Hope St, Belfast.
Refs: IB 72, 22 Nov 1930, 1056; 73, 4 Jul 1931, 605

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CHAPEL LANE, SHOPS
Date: 1930
Nature: Conversion of portion of premises into 5 lock-up shops in Smithfield & Chapel La.
Refs: IB 72, 6 Aug 1930, 727

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CHAPEL LANE, SHOPS
Date: 1930
Nature: Conversion of 5 dwelling houses into 4 lock-up shops in Bank St & Chapel La.
Refs: IB 72, 1 Mar 1930, 200

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CRUMLIN ROAD, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1930
Nature: Adds.
Refs: IB 72, 21 Jun 1930, 563

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FALLS ROAD, SHOP & HOUSE
Date: 1930
Nature: Conversion of house into shop & house.
Refs: IB 72, 4 Jan 1930, 27

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, KNOCKBRACKEN, HOUSES
Date: 1930
Nature: -
Refs: IB 72, 10 May 1930, 432

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, MONARCH STREET, MONARCH LAUNDRY
Date: 1930
Nature: 3 tanks.
Refs: IB 72, 5 Jul 1930, 604

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SMITHFIELD, SHOPS
Date: 1930
Nature: Conversion of portion of premises into 5 lock-up shops in Smithfield & Chapel La.
Refs: IB 72, 6 Aug 1930, 727

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, WOODSTOCK ROAD (OFF), HOUSES (014)
Date: 1930
Nature: Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 72, 25 Oct 1930, 968

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CASTLE STREET (& CHAPEL LANE), PREMISES
Date: 1931
Nature: Adds.
Refs: IB 73, 10 Oct 1931, 884d

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FALLS ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1931
Nature: Adds.
Refs: IB 73, 10 Oct 1931, 884d

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NORFOLK DRIVE, HOUSE
Date: 1931
Nature: Adds.
Refs: IB 73, 24 Oct 1931, 927

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, WILLOWFIELD DRIVE, PAROCHIAL HALL
Date: 1931
Nature: -
Refs: IB 73, 10 Oct 1931, 884d; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 91 (sub no. 213)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, WILLOWFILD DRIVE, PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: 1931;1932
Nature: Boundary wall & drainage, for Nuns of Holy Cross & Passion.
Refs: IB 73, 19 Dec 1931, 1101; 74, 16 Jan 1932, 69