Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Town surveyor of Dundalk, from 1902 until 1922 or later. Maurice Sellars, a son of Dr Peter, Sellars, JP, of Dundalk, and his wife Marion (née Clark)(1) was born on 12 January 1873. He was educated at the Christian Schools and St Mary's College, Dundalk. From 1890 until 1896 he served his pupilage under James Wynne of Dundalk. He then became an assistant to FRANCIS JOHN LYNAM FRANCIS JOHN LYNAM , County Surveyor for Co. Tyrone; he was based in Omagh when he was appointed borough surveyor of Dundalk on 2 December 1902 in succession to JAMES GASKIN. JAMES GASKIN. (2) He held the post until at least 1922 and probably until about 1930.(3)   At the time of the 1911 census he had been married for nine years to his Co. Tyrone-born wife, Mary Josephine, and had two daughters.

ICEI: elected member, 6 Mar 1912;(4); delivers paper, 'Tarring of Roads', 3 Jan 1916;(5) still on list of members for 1930 but not on that for 1933.(6)

Address: Home: 43 Castle Street, Dundalk, <=1911->=1930.(7)

See WORKS and BIBLIOGRAPHY. BIBLIOGRAPHY.



References

Information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Sellars's membership application to ICEI (Vol. IV, no. 123, NLI microfilm 9386).

(1) www.familysearch.org, which is also the source of Maurice Sellars's second name, James.
(2) IB 44, 18 Dec 1902, 1526.
(3) Joseph Francis Doris was appointed to the post c. 1931.
(4) TICEI 38 (1911-12), 135.
(5) TICEI 42 (1815-16), 49-57.
(6) These are the lists of members in Thom's directories which appear to be slightly out of date.
(7) From ICEI lists of members in TICEI and Thom's directories.


9 work entries listed in chronological order for SELLARS, MAURICE JAMES


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Building: CO. TYRONE, TRILLICK, HOUSE
Date: 1901
Nature: Extensive repairs.
Refs: IB 93, 15 Aug 1901, 832

Building: CO. TYRONE, OMAGH, HIGH STREET, TYRONE CONSTITUTION OFFICES
Date: 1901
Nature: Addition.
Refs: IB 43, 6 Jun 1901, 753

Building: CO. TYRONE, OMAGH, DRAPERY PREMISES
Date: 1902
Nature: New premises (or enlargement?). Contractor: Charles McCrory.
Refs: IB 94, 24 Apr 1902, 1118

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1905
Nature: Completion of water supply.
Refs: IB 47, 25 Mar 1905, 206

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, TECHNICAL SCHOOLS
Date: 1905-07
Nature: New schools. Contractor: Thomas McDonald, Dundalk (estimated cost £3291.4s.) Opened by Cardinal Logue, 1907.
Refs: IB 97, 3,17 Jun,15 Jul 1905, 386,394,422,494; Tempest's Annual (1995)(B of I)

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, CROWE STREET, TOWN HALL
Date: 1907
Nature: Sanitary convenience, gate piers and other works.
Refs: IB 49, 6 Apr 1907, 252

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, DOWDALLSHILL CEMETERY
Date: 1910
Nature: Caretaker's house. Estimated cost £1,300.
Refs: IB 52, 5 Mar 1910, 137

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, HOUSES (069)
Date: 1912
Nature: To be erected.
Refs: IB 54, 8 Jun 1912, 350; Building News 103, 25 Oct 1912, 576

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, DOWDALLSHILL CEMETERY
Date: 1912
Nature: Mortuary chapel.
Refs: IB 14, 22 Jun 1912, 379