MACARTNEY, MERVYN EDMUND (SIR) #
- Born: 1853 Died: 1932
Architect and architectural writer, for whom see Directory of British Architects 1834-1900 (RIBA, 1993), 582-3, and A. Stuart Gray, Edwardian Architecture (1985), 246-247. Although he was a son of Maxwell Macartney of Rosebrook, Armagh, Mervyn Edmund Macartney spent his entire career, from the time he entered Lincoln College, Oxford, in 1873, in England, and is not known to have done any work in Ireland. He designed the first Guinness Trust tenements in Draycott Avenue, Chelsea, in 1891, which ROBERT JOHN STIRLING was instructed to use as a model when he came to design tenements for the Trust to the north of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, shortly afterwards.(1)
(1) F.H.A. Aalen, The Iveragh Trust: the first hundred years, 1890-1990 (Dublin, Iveagh Trust, 1990), 23-24(illus.).