Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architectural partnership of LAURENCE ALOYSIUS MCDONNELL  LAURENCE ALOYSIUS MCDONNELL and ALEXANDER WILLIAM DOUGLAS REID ALEXANDER WILLIAM DOUGLAS REID , formed circa 1912. It was brought to an end by the First World War, when Reid enlisted in the Durham Light Infantry. After the war Reid lived in England.




15 work entries listed in chronological order for MCDONNELL & REID


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PEARSE STREET, NO. 153-159 (ED. & JOHN BURKE, LTD.)
Date: 1910
Nature: Alts. & reconstr. of new prmisesfor E. & J. Burke, export bottlers. Builder: J. & P. Good.
Refs: IB 52, 10 Dec 1910, 763

Building: CO. DUBLIN, GLENMAROON (CHAPELIZOD)
Date: 1911
Nature: Addition, including swimming bath and smoke lounge, for Hon. Arthur Ernest Guinness. Contractor: H. & J. Martin. To cost about £5,000.
Refs: IB 53, 27 May,9 Dec 1911, 361,816,818(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BULL ALLEY, IVEAGH PLAY CENTRE
Date: 1911-1915
Nature: M & R win competition for designing same. Work started Oct 1911. Front of Ballyknockan granite & Kingscourt bricks. Opened May 1915. Builder: McLaughlin & Harvey. Cost: £35,000.
Refs: IB 53, 28 Oct,27 May,10 Jun,28 Oct 1911, 341,353,390(illus. in supplement),725; 54, 16 Mar,26 Oct 1912, 163,166(illus.),601; 57, 8 May 1915, 209; Building News 108, 21 May 1915, 581; F.H.A. Aalen, The Iveagh Trust (Iveagh Trust, Dublin, 1990), 46-48(illus.),51-52(illus.)l;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 654-5, Pl. 90.


Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, TERENURE ROAD EAST, NO. 002 (MUNSTER & LEINSTER BANK)
Date: 1911a
Nature: New branch bank. Completed Mar or Apr 1911. Contractor:  Thomas Mackey.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 5 Apr 1911.

Building: CO. MEATH, BECTIVE HOUSE
Date: 1912
Nature: Adds. and alts. for Major Stern. Builder: McLaughlin & Harvey.
Refs: IB 54, 11 May,3 Aug 1913, 285,457

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CLYDE ROAD, NO. 022
Date: 1912
Nature: Adds. & imps. for Charles A. Stannell. Contractor: Keatinge, Grafton St.
Refs: IB 54, 23 Nov 1912, 667I

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, REDMOND'S HILL, NO. 015 & 16
Date: 1912
Nature: Rebuilding of shops and houses recently destroyed by fire. Builder: William Beckett & Son, Percy Works. Courtown facing bricks and cut stone from Co. Dublin.
Refs: IB 54, 13 Apr 1912, 227

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LORD EDWARD STREET, NO. 021-25 (MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS) (PROPOSED)
Date: 1913
Nature: McD & R winners of competition (Assessor: Albert E. Murray). Estimated cost: £55,000. Not executed.
Refs: IB 55, 12 Apr,27 Sep 1913, 240(illus.),252(illus.),256-7,623(illus.); Irish Architect and Building Trades' Journal, 12 Apr 1913, suppl.(illus.); Building News 104, 11 Apr 1913, 499-500(illus.),suppl.(illus.); 105, 28 Nov 1913, 761; B 104, 11 Apr 1913, ?;  Freeman's Journal, 12 Nov, 12 Dec 1913,6 Jan 1914.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PEMBROKE ROAD, NO. 031
Date: 1913
Nature: Extension containing private school room, class rooms, dining room. Contractor: George Squire & Co.
Refs: IB 55, 22 Nov 1913, 744

Building: CO. WICKLOW, ARKLOW, MAIN STREET, MUNSTER & LEINSTER BANK
Date: 1913-14
Nature: New premises complete. Contractor: McLaughlin & Harvey.
Refs: Wicklow Newsletter, 16 Sep 1913; IB 56, 6 Jun 1914, 359

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST PATRICK'S PARK
Date: 1913?
Nature: 'St Patrick's Park was clearly conceived in conjuntion with the playschool [Iveagh Play Centre] and was most likely also designed by McDonnell & Reid.' (Casey)
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 655.


Building: CO. MEATH, DUNBOYNE, HOUSE
Date: 1914
Nature: New 2-storaey lodge residence. Contractor: George Squire & Co.
Refs: IB 56, 12 Sep 1914, 538

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BAGGOT STREET UPPER, NO. 052 (MUNSTER & LEINSTER BANK)
Date: 1914
Nature: New branch nearing completion. Contractor: Thomas Mackey & Sons, Upr Camden St.
Refs: IB 56, 19 Dec 1914, 689

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, STRANMILLIS ROAD, BELFAST MUNICIPAL MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
Date: 1914
Nature: Competition entrants, awarded a distinction. Assessor: John James Burnet.
Refs: IB 56, 9 May 1914, 292

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOUNT STREET UPPER, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OFFICES (PROPOSED)
Date: 1918
Nature: Competition entrants.
Refs: IB 60, 16 Feb 1918, 83.