Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin, active in the 1870 and 1880s. Alexander Robinson was elected to the committee of the newly-formed Architectural Association of Ireland in 1872.(1) He was an unsuccessful entrant in the competitions for Strabane Presbyterian church, 1870, and for Rathmines glebe house, 1875. Both of his designs were published in the Irish Builder,(2) and the Strabane church design was exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1875.(3) He may have been assistant in the office of O'NEILL & BYRNE  NEILL & BYRNE around this time.(4)

AAI: committee member, 1872-73,1874-86; librarian, 1874-75; reads paper on foundations, 2 December 1875;(5) hon. secretary, 1875-86.
GLFI: elected member of Royal Arch Chapter attached to Lodge 120, Dublin, April 1877.(5)

Addresses: 40 Rathmines Road, 1877;(6) 179 Great Brunswick Street, 1880-82.(7)

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References

All information not otherwise accounted for is from Jones's transcripts from Thom's directories.

(1) IB 14, 1 Jul 1872, 190.
(2) IB 16, 1 Sep 1874, 240(illus.); 17, 15 Apr 1875, 106,107(illus.).
(3) RHA 1875, no. 236.
(4)
(4) The drawings of O'Neill & Byrne's Hibernian Bank, Monaghan, in IB 17, 1 Sep 1875, and of their premises for Laurence Egan, Dublin, in IB 18, 15 Mar 1876, are both initialled AWR.
(5) IB 17, 15 Dec 1875, 351; B 33, 18 Dec 1875, 1138.
(6) GLFI archives, Lodge 120.
(7) See note 5, above.
(8) James Franklin Fuller also had his office at this address.


2 work entries listed in chronological order for ROBINSON, ALEXANDER WILLIAM


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Building: CO. TYRONE, STRABANE, CHRIST CHURCH (CI, CAMUS-JUXTA-MOURNE PARISH)
Date: 1874
Nature: Unsuccessful competition entrant.
Refs: IB 16, 1 Sep 1874, 240(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RATHMINES, GLEBE HOUSE
Date: 1875
Nature: Unsuccessful competition entrant.
Refs: IB 17, 15 Apr 1875, 106,107(illus.).