Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and engineer, of Derry City. John McFarlane Robinson, who, according to the 1911 census, was born in Co. Tyrone, in 1870 or 1871,  was a son of WILLIAM J. ROBINSON WILLIAM J. ROBINSON , the Derry city surveyor. He probably trained in his father's office; the first mention of him in the Irish Builder is as his father's clerk of works for building a filter bed at Rosemount in 1899.(1) By 1900 he was working in Omagh,(2) but by 1902 he had established a practice in Derry, where he appears to have remained for the rest of his life. He died in 1932 or 1933.(3)

RSUA: member at time of death.(4)

Addresses: 7 James Street, Omagh, 1900;(5) 7 East Wall, Derry, <=1902(6)->=1906;(7) 7 Market Buildings, Strand, <=1912(8)->=1928;(9) 6 Strand Road, 1931.(10)

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References



(1) IB 31, 15 Nov 1889, 288.
(2) IB 42, 1 Feb 1900, 261.
(3) IB 75, 1 Jul 1933, 550.
(4) See note 3, above.
(5) See note 2, above.
(6) B 82, 22 Mar 1902, 304.
(7) IB 48, 29 Dec 1906, 1048.
(8) IB 54, 16 Mar 1912, 172.
(9) IB 70, 3 Mar 1928, 195.
(10) IB 73, 9 May 1931, 418.


27 work entries listed in chronological order for ROBINSON, JOHN MCFARLANE


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Building: CO. DONEGAL, ARDARA, MANSE
Date: 1900
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting new manse.
Refs: B 78, 6 Jan 1900, ?; IB 42, 1 Feb 1900, 261

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, DACRE TERRACE, HOUSE
Date: 1902
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting same, for Mr R.N. Anderson.
Refs: IB 82, 17 May 1902, 510

Building: CO. TYRONE, GORTIN, HOUSE
Date: 1902
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting same..
Refs: B 82, 22 Mar 1902, 304.

Building: CO. TYRONE, MAYNE (OMAGH), METHODIST CHURCH
Date: 1902
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same by 'Mr Robinson' (cf. Glackadrumman Methodist Church).
Refs: IB 44, 7 Jul 1902, 1326 (or 1328?)

Building: CO. DONEGAL, GLACKADRUMMAN (CLONCHA), METHODIST CHURCH
Date: 1903
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting new church.
Refs: IB 45, 15 Jan 1903, 1556; B 84, 24 Jan 1903, 100

Building: CO. DONEGAL, RATHMULLEN, WATERWORKS
Date: 1903
Nature: New pipe line.
Refs: IB 45, 24 Sep 1903, 2002

Building: CO. DERRY, CASTLEROCK, HOUSES (006)
Date: 1903
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same.
Refs: IB 45, 31 Dec 1903, 3072

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, MOORE STREET (WATERSIDE), HOUSES (005)
Date: 1904
Nature: Tenders invied for erecting same, for John McCrea.
Refs: IB 46, 14 Jan,4 Jun 1904, 26,350

Building: CO. TYRONE, DUNNAMANAGH, MANSE (DONAGHEADY 1ST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH)
Date: 1906
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 48, 27 Jan 1906, 70

Building: CO. DONEGAL, MILFORD, MANSE
Date: 1906
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same.
Refs: IB 48, 29 Dec 1906, 1048

Building: CO. TYRONE, OMAGH, HOUSE
Date: 1911
Nature: New villa residence.
Refs: IA & C 1, 25 Mar 1911, 117

Building: CO. TYRONE, OMAGH, DUBLIN ROAD, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (1ST)
Date: 1911
Nature: New.
Refs: IA & C, 1 Apr 1911, 131

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, BISHOP STREET, FOSTER & CO.
Date: 1912
Nature: Tenders invited to alts. to premises.
Refs: IB 54, 16 Mar 1912, 172

Building: CO. TYRONE, MOUNTJOY, POST OFFICE & HOUSE
Date: 1912
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same, for Mr J. Graham.
Refs: IB 54, 16 Mar 1912, 172

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, BRIDGE STREET, ALSMHOUSES
Date: 1912
Nature: 2 almshouses to be erected for Trustees of the London Bequest.
Refs: IB 54, 22 Jun 1912, 380

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, GROSVENOR ROAD, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1913
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same, for Alexander McCay, JP.
Refs: IB 55, 26 Apr 1913, 288

Building: CO. TYRONE, OMAGH, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1913
Nature: Tender of Isaac Copeland, Belfast (£3726.9s.9d) for erecting new town hall & technical school accepted.
Refs: IB 55, 11,25 Oct,8 Nov 1913, 656,684,716

Building: CO. TYRONE, OMAGH, GEORGE'S STREET, TOWN HALL
Date: 1913
Nature: Tender of Isaac Copeland, Belfast (£3726.9s.9d) for erecting new town hall & technical school accepted.
Refs: IB 55, 15 Mar,11,25 Oct,8 Nov 1913, 166,656,684,716;  Irish Times, 8 Apr 1913.

Building: CO. DERRY, BALLYRATTON, FOYLE INTERCEPTING HOSPITAL
Date: 1919
Nature: JMR appointed architect for new Intercepting hospital by Derry Port Sanitary Authority.
Refs: Freeman's Journal,

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BALLYRATTAN (MOVILLE), ISOLATION HOSPITAL
Date: 1920
Nature: Isolation hospital for Derry Port Authority.
Refs: IB 62, 3 Jan,13,27 Mar,21 May,19 Jun,24 Sep 1920, 18,160,188,366,417,634

Building: CO. TYRONE, OMAGH, MARKET STREET, J.B. ANDERSON & CO.
Date: 1920
Nature: Tenders invited for alts. to premises.
Refs: IB 62, 14 Aug 1920, 533

Building: CO. DERRY, AGHADOWEY, WAR MEMORIAL
Date: 1921
Nature: 20 ft high granite war memorial obelisk unveiled Nov or Dec 1921. Cost:£700. Architect: J. Robinson (this could also be James Moore Caldwell Robinson of Robinson & Davidson)
Refs: IB 63, 3 Dec 1921, 782

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, HOUSES (013)
Date: 1925
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 67, 19 Sep 1925, 781

Building: CO. TYRONE, OMAGH, ARVALEE ROAD, RECARSON SCHOOL
Date: 1928
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 70, 3 Mar 1928, 195

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BUNCRANA, ARDAVAN MILLS
Date: 1931
Nature: Rebuilding of portion.
Refs: IB 73, 9 May 1931, 418

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, CITY & COUNTY BOROUGH INFIRMARY
Date: 1931
Nature: Lecture room, with P.H. Elliot.
Refs: IB 73, 24 Oct 1931, 929

Building: CO. TYRONE, OMAGH, TECHNICAL SCHOOL (NEW)
Date: 1932
Nature: -
Refs: IB 74, 2 Jan 1932, 26