Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Scottish-born architect,active in Belfast and Coleraine from 1928 until 1957 or later.  James Christopher Rogerson, who was born on 21 January 1895 at Blindhillbush, Lockerbie, received his architectectural training in Lockerbie and - after service in the First World War - in Paisley. He subsequently worked for architects in Paisley and Dundee.  He moved to Northern Ireland on 14 July 1928.  In 1930  he was placed second in the Enniskillen Masonic Hall competition, which was won by JOHN MACGEAGH  JOHN MACGEAGH and BENJAMIN COWSER. BENJAMIN COWSER. (2)   Two years later, in 1932, he was appointed an assistant architect on the staff of the Department of Works and Public Buildings of the Northern Ireland Ministry of Finance, with whom he appears to have remained for the rest of his career, initially in Belfast, then during the war years in the District Office of Works, Coleraine    By 1946 he had returned to Belfast where he continued to work until at least 1957.(3)

RIBA: elected licentiate, 3 December 1934, having been proposed by Charles G. Soutar, William Salmond and ROLAND INGLEBY SMITH. ROLAND INGLEBY SMITH. (4)

Address: Home: Hazledene, Portstewart, Co. Derry, 1934.(5)

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the on-line Dictionary of Scottish Architects, http://www.scottisharchitects.org.uk/architect_full.php?id=205271, last visited, Dec 2013.


(1) Architect and Building News 124, 11 Jul 1930, 37.
(2) RIBAJ 41 (1933-34), 1076.
(3) Information from Thom's directories and RIBA Kalendar 1957-1958, 462.  He no longer appears in the RIBA Kalendar for 1960-61. 
(4) See note 2, above.
(5) See note 2, above.


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Building: CO. FERMANAGH, ENNISKILLEN, DUBLIN ROAD (& CASTLECOOLE ROAD), MASONIC HALL
Date: 1930
Nature: Placed second in competition.
Refs: Architect and Building News 124 (11 Jul 1930), 37.