Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and engineer, of Dublin.   According to the 1911 census of Ireland, James William O'Sullivan was born in Dublin in 1883 or 1884.  Details of his training and early career are not known.  In the census return he is described as 'Architect's assistant'.   In about 1919 he entered into a partnership with the the engineer PATRICK J. FOLEY PATRICK J. FOLEY , which, as FOLEY & FOLEY & amp; O'SULLIVAN SULLIVAN , lasted until 1932 or 1933. After the ending of the partnership, O'Sullivan continued to practise on his own. He probably retired in 1954; from 1955 onwards only his home address is given in the lists of members of the RIAI. He died on 14 April 1972, his wife Lucy having predeceased him, and was buried in Deansgrange cemetery. His pupils and assistants included Kenneth Barry O'Sullivan and ALFRED PHILLIPS.  ALFRED PHILLIPS.

AAI: 'William O'Sullivan' elected member, 1903; no longer on list of members after 1917.
ICEI: elected member, 4 December 1933.(1)
RIAI: elected member, 1919; elected fellow by 1947.

Addresses: Work: 35 Exchequer Street, 1919-1922;(2) Grafton Chambers, 102 Grafton Street, 1922-1937; 104 Grafton Street, 1938-1951; Barry House, 7-8 Fleet Street, 1952-1954.
Home: 7 Glenageary Road, Dun Laoghaire, 1905-1912; 2 Mount Pleasant, Sandycove Road, Dun Laoghaire, 1913-1915; 7 Seven Houses, Dun Laoghaire, 1911; 5 Mellifont Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, 1916 until death.

See WORKS; see also works of FOLEY & FOLEY & amp; O'SULLIVAN. SULLIVAN.



References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from AAI, RIAI and ICEImembership lists and Thom's directories.

(1) TICEI 60 (1933-34), 70.
(2) IB 61, 6 Dec 1919, 563; 64, 12 Aug 1922, 553. IB 63, 18 Jun 1921, 430, gives their address as 51a Dawson St, although giving it as Exchequer St in both March 1921 and February 1922.


10 work entries listed in chronological order for O'SULLIVAN, JAMES WILLIAM


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, EBLANA AVENUE, TECHNICAL SCHOOLS
Date: 1935
Nature: Adds. & alts.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0377

Building: CO. WEXFORD, GOREY, DISTRICT HOSPITAL
Date: 1936
Nature: New. By 'O'Sullivan & Jordan' (i.e. J.W. O'S and Michael Jordan?), for Wexford County Board of Health. Contractor: Moses Somer.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0328

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, YORK ROAD, CONVENT OF LITTLE SISTERS OF THE ASSUMPTION
Date: 1936
Nature: Adds. & alts. Contractor: Thomas McGovern.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0201, 0564 (includes drawings)

Building: CO. WEXFORD, WEXFORD, JOSEPH STREET, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS NAT'IONAL SCHOOLS
Date: 1937-39
Nature: New? school for Rev. Brother Moran.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0545

Building: CO. KILDARE, MONASTEREVIN, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS MONASTERY
Date: 1938
Nature: New. Contractor: Whelan & Nagle, Ltd.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0300, 0470

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GLASNEVIN, ST VINCENT'S NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1938
Nature: New school for Christian Brothers. Contractor: J. O'Callaghan
Refs: IAA, PKS 0242

Building: CO. GALWAY, TUAM, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS NATIONAL SCHOOLS
Date: 1940-42
Nature: New.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0556

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, THURLES, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS' NATIONAL SCHOOLS
Date: 1941-1951
Nature: For Brother E.J. Gleeson
Refs: IAA, PKS 0406,0537

Building: CO. WEXFORD, ENNISCORTHY, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS NATIONAL SCHOOLS
Date: 1947-1952
Nature: Contractor: James J. Smith.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0346, 0514, 0546

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SUNDRIVE ROAD (CRUMLIN), BILLIARD ROOMS
Date: 1949
Nature: Extension by 'John William O'Sullivan' for J. Dempsey.
Refs: IB 91, 16 Apr 1949, 356