Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Belfast. Jackson Grahame Smyth, a son of William John Smyth and his wife Sarah née Lorimer, was born in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim on 25 December 1880.(1) He served his articles with THOMAS PENTLAND  THOMAS PENTLAND in Belfast and was later an assistant in the office of VINCENT CRAIG VINCENT CRAIG . At some stage in his training he was selected as Queen's University Prizeman in Architecture. He worked in London for several years before returning to Belfast, where for a short period he held classes for architectural students under the auspices of the Ulster Society of Architects. In 1907 he was appointed one of the teachers in the newly formed Ulster School of Arts and Crafts. He was an excellent draughtsman and often executed perspective views for other architects, both in Ireland and England. After the First World War, in collaboration with ROBERT HANNA GIBSON ROBERT HANNA GIBSON , he entered a number of architectural competitions, gaining second place in the Ballymena Town Hall competition, and third place in the Belfast branch library competition. Apart from his competition entries, almost all his buildings recorded in the Irish Builder are domestic. In his latter years and up until his death, he worked in the office of YOUNG & YOUNG & amp; MACKENZIE MACKENZIE . He died on in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, on 23 October 1930. Apart from his architectural pursuits, he enjoyed acting and was a member of the Ulster Literary Theatre.

Address:  15 Clifton Crescent, Clifton, Belfast, 1911.(2)

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References

All information in this entry is from the account of Smyth in IB 49, 2 Nov 1907, 753, and his obituary in IB 72, 8 Nov 1930, 994.

(1) www.familysearch.org.
(2) Census of Ireland, 1911,  http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Antrim/Clifton/Clifton_Crescent/144771/ (last visited Mar 2009).


22 work entries listed in chronological order for SMYTH, JACKSON GRAHAME


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Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL ROAD, MONARCH LAUNDRY
Date: 1906
Nature: Built on the Hennebique system of reinforced concrete. (Building originally intended to have two more floors.)
Refs: Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 73 (no. 163)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, STRANMILLIS ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1920
Nature: New house.
Refs: IB 72, 21 Jun 1930, 563

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BALLYMENA, TOWN HALL
Date: 1920
Nature: Competition entrant in collaboration with R.H. Gibson. Placed second.
Refs: IB 72, 8 Nov 1930, 994

Building: ENGLAND, GOOLE (YORKSHIRE), WAR MEMORIAL
Date: 1922
Nature: Competition entrant in collaboration with R.H.Gibson. Received honorable mention.
Refs: IB 72, 8 Nov 1930, 994

Building: SCOTLAND, PAISLEY, WAR MEMORIAL
Date: 1922
Nature: Competition entrant in collaboration with R.H. Gibson. Received honorable mention.
Refs: IB 64, 8,22 Apr 1922, 210(illus.),275; 72, 8 Nov 1930, 994

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, INNISFAYLE ROAD, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1923
Nature: 2 semi-detached villas for Frederick Carroll, builder.
Refs: IB 65, 8 Sep 1923, 692

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SANDOWN ROAD, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1923
Nature: 2 4 villas for Frederick Carroll. Builder: Frederick Carroll.
Refs: IB 65, 1 Dec 1923, 934

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ANTRIM ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1924
Nature: New villa.
Refs: IB 66, 19 Apr 1924, 350

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BOUNDARY ROAD, RECREATION HALL
Date: 1924
Nature: Addition.
Refs: IB 66, 19 Apr 1924, 350

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, HOLLAND PARK, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1924
Nature: 4 new villas.
Refs: IB 66, 19 Apr 1924, 350

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CRUMLIN ROAD, PREMISES
Date: 1924
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 66, 3 May 1924, 398

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, KING'S ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1924
Nature: New villa.
Refs: IB 66, 6 Sep 1924, 778

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, GLANDORE STREET, HOUSES (010)
Date: 1924
Nature: 10 new villas.
Refs: IB 66, 20 Sep 1924, 821

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BALMORAL AVENUE (NEAR), HOUSE
Date: 1924
Nature: New villa.
Refs: IB 66, 4 Oct 1924, 865

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ?, HOUSE
Date: 1924
Nature: New villa for Mr Louis Gotto.
Refs: IB 66, 13 Dec 1924, 1057

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ANTRIM ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1925
Nature: New villa.
Refs: IB 67, 13 Jun 1925, 478

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, MALONE HILL PARK, NO. 001
Date: 1926
Nature: New house in Arts & Crafts style.
Refs: Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991), 94;  Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 20(illus.),331.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, MYRTLEFIELD PARK, NO. 073
Date: 1926
Nature: New house in Arts & Crafts style with hipped froof and oriel window over porch..
Refs: Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991), 140

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, MALONE ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1927
Nature: New villa for Mr J. Titterington. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 69, 5 Feb 1927, 86

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, MALONE ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1928
Nature: Adds.
Refs: IB 70, 4 Feb 1928, 110

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BROOMHILL PARK SOUTH, HOUSE
Date: 1929
Nature: Adds.
Refs: IB 71, 22 Jun 1929, 576

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SHANKILL ROAD, NO. 298-300 (PUBLIC LIBRARY)
Date: ?
Nature: Competition entrant with R.H. Gibson. Design placed 3rd. (Assessor: James Cumming Wynnes.)
Refs: IB 67, 27 Jun 1925, 529; 72, 8 Nov 1930, 994