Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Belfast, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, and Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, active from 1926 or earlier until 1958 or later. James Rush appears to have started his career as an architect in Belfast. By the summer of 1936 his address is given as the Courthouse, Lisburn;(1) however he is not named in the directories as a town or county official - possibly he was an assistant to the town surveyor, ROBERT EDMUND LEAR CLARKE -  ROBERT EDMUND LEAR CLARKE - and all the works by him which are recorded in the Irish Builderfrom 1935 onwards are in Co. Tyrone rather than in Co. Antrim.(2) In 1935 he was appointed architect for several schools in the Dungannon area by the Dungannon Regional Education Committee,(3) and by the late summer of 1943 he had a Dungannon address.(4) In 1944 he was appointed town surveyor for Dungannon in succession to JOHN NEWELL. JOHN NEWELL. (5) Though based in Dungannon, he appears to have retained an office in Lisburn. In 1948 he had a partner named Mason(6) but by 1950 was again working on his own.(7)

RSUA: associate member from 1936(8) or earlier until 1962 or later.(9)

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References



(1) IB 78, 13 Jun 1936, 525.
(2) With the possible exception of a house in Belfast, see IB 81, 18 Feb 1939, 153.
(3) IB 77, 24 Aug 1935, 773.
(4) IB 80, 11 Sep 1943, 350.
(5) IB 86, 11 Mar 1944, 110.
(6) IB 90, 10 Jan 1948, 26.
(7) See IB 92, 4 Feb,27 May, 28 Oct 1950, 130,550,1168; in the last reference, his name is followed by the initials M.Inst.R.A.
(8) List of RSUA members in Thom's Directory (1937), 720.
(9) RSUA Year Book (1963), 99.


22 work entries listed in chronological order for RUSH, JAMES P.


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALBRIGGAN, CLONARD STREET, BUSINESS PREMISES
Date: 1923
Nature: Approaching completion. For John Derham.
Refs: IB 65, 19 May 1923, 380

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NEWTOWNARDS ROAD UPPER, HOUSE
Date: 1926
Nature: Villa, for Mrs M. Harper.
Refs: IB 68, 12 Jun 1926, 470

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SANS SOUCI PARK, NO. 002
Date: 1927
Nature: New 'butterfly plan' house, for Miss M.L. Trimble. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 69, 28 May 1927, 396; Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991), 155

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LISBURN ROAD, BALMORAL SHOW GROUNDS
Date: 1929
Nature: Sheds.
Refs: IB 71, 27 Apr 1929, 378

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DERAMORE DRIVE, NO. 026
Date: 1931
Nature: New 'butterfly plan' house.
Refs: IB 73, 20 Jun 1931, 557; Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991), 54

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, HAWTHORNDEN DRIVE, HOUSE
Date: 1934
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 76, 11 Aug 1934, 686

Building: CO. TYRONE, STRANGMORE (MOYGASHEL), PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1936
Nature: New school, for Dungannon Regional Education Committee.
Refs: IB 79, 12 Jun 1937, 541

Building: CO. TYRONE, MULLYCAR (DUNGANNON), PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1936
Nature: New school, for Dungannon Regional Education Committee.
Refs: IB 78, 8 Aug 1936, 710

Building: CO. TYRONE, AUGHNACLOY AREA, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1936
Nature: Construction of same.
Refs: IB 78, 13 Jun 1936, 525

Building: CO. TYRONE, TAMNAMORE (DUNGANNON), PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1936
Nature: New school, for Dungannon Regional Education Committee.
Refs: IB 78, 27 Jun 1936, 572

Building: CO. TYRONE, DUNGANNON, CARLAND ROAD, FEVER HOSPITAL
Date: 1936-38
Nature: Extension ('new Coronation Fever Hospital'). For Omagh UDC. To cost £9,385. Builder: Benson Bros, Cookstown.
Refs: Architect & Building News 127, 18 Sep 1931, 335; IB 78, 28 Nov 1936, 1089; 79, 6 Feb,17 Apr 1937, 129,358; 80, 17 Sep 1938, 793

Building: CO. TYRONE, BENBURB, PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1937
Nature: Reconstruction of school and teacher's residence.
Refs: IB 79, 2 Oct 1937, 885

Building: CO. TYRONE, DUNGANNON, HOUSES (208)
Date: 1937
Nature: 208 labourers' cottages, to cost £88,062
Refs: IB 79, 17 Apr 1937, 358; 80, 16 Apr 1938, 322

Building: CO. TYRONE, CASTLECAULFIELD, PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Date: 1938
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 80, 30 Apr 1938, 366

Building: CO. TYRONE, FIVEMILETOWN, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1939
Nature: Reconstruction of filter beds, reservoir and watermains.
Refs: IB 81, 2 Sep 1939, 762

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SYDENHAM AVENUE, HOUSE
Date: 1939
Nature: By 'G.P. Rusk'. i.e. J.P. Rush?
Refs: IB 81, 18 Feb 1939, 153

Building: CO. TYRONE, AUGHNACLOY, SCHOOL
Date: 1943
Nature: Repairs and painting.
Refs: IB 89, 11 Sep 1943, 350

Building: CO. TYRONE, AUGHNACLOY, SYDNEY STREET, HOUSES (016)
Date: 1948
Nature: New. Architects: Rush & Mason.
Refs: IB 90, 10 Jan 1948, 26

Building: CO. TYRONE, CLOGHER, HOUSES
Date: 1950
Nature: 44 houses at Clogher & Aughnacloy.
Refs: IB 92, 28 Oct 1950, 1168

Building: CO. TYRONE, AUGHNACLOY, HOUSES
Date: 1950
Nature: 44 houses at Clogher & Aughnacloy.
Refs: IB 92, 28 Oct 1950, 1168

Building: CO. TYRONE, AUGHER, HOUSES (024)
Date: 1950
Nature: For Clogher Rural District Council.
Refs: IB 92, 27 May 1950, 550

Building: CO. TYRONE, BENBURB, HOUSES (018)
Date: 1950
Nature: 18 bungalows.
Refs: IB 92, 4 Feb 1950, 130