Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and surveyor, of Laurence Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth.  According to his 1911 census return, Louis Turley was born in Co. Down in 1867 or 1868. He became architect to the Drogheda and Ardee Poor Law Unions, which each comprised two rural districts, one in Meath and one in Louth. In 1907 he petitioned the Louth Rural District Council in the Drogheda Union for an increase in his salary, which, he said, at £25 per annum 'was only sufficient to keep him in car hire'.(1) In 1922 he was appointed architect for the Drogheda Corporation housing scheme.(2) He died in 1937.(3)   At the time of the 1911 census he had been married for eight years and had four children.  After his death a younger son, Daniel Turley, carried on the practice at 17 Laurence Street until about 1950.(4)

RIAI: elected member, 1923.(5)

Address: Work:  Laurence Street, Drogheda, 1899;(6) 17 Laurence Street, <=1904(7) until death.
Home:  1 Freeschool Lane, St Laurence Gate, Drogheda, 1911.

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References

Information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from the 1911 census of Ireland, http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ (last visited Nov 2009).

(1) IB 49, 27 Jul 1907, 525.
(2) IB 64, 20 May 1922, 354.
(3) Noted in report of council for 1938 in JRIAI (1939), 13; his name does not appear however in the list of members as at 1 Jan 1938 in JRIAI (1938).
(4) Information from Thom's Directory, commercial dierctory section. (5JRIAI (1924), 15.
(6) IB 41, 15 Sep 1899, 129.
(7) IB 36, 2 Dec 1904, 826.


25 work entries listed in chronological order for TURLEY, LOUIS FRANCIS


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Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, CORD ROAD, HOUSES (003)
Date: 1897
Nature: 3 houses to be erected. Tender of P.H. McCann (£465) accepted.
Refs: IB 39, 15 Aug 1897, 165

Building: CO. LOUTH, ARDEE, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1899;1904
Nature: Tenders invited for adds. to kitchen of workhouse hospital, 1899. New windows & imps. to ventilation, 1904. kConversion of ward into apartments for a nurse, 1904.. Tender of P.J. Caffrey, James St, Drogheda,(£109) accepted
Refs: IB41, 15 Sep 1899, 129; 46, 9 Apr,5,19 Nov,3 Dec 1904, 222,750,782,826

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, DUBLIN ROAD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1901
Nature: Adds. and imps. to workhouse fever hospital.
Refs: IB 43, 15,29 Aug 1901, 831,845

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, HOUSES (010)
Date: 1902
Nature: Teders invited for erection of 10 laboaurers' cottages and out offices for Meath Rural District Council of Drogheda Union.
Refs: B 88, 1 Feb 1902, 122

Building: CO. MEATH, DULEEK (PRIORYLAND), DISPENSARY
Date: 1905
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 47, 15 Jul 1905, 494

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, MEDICAL OFFICER'S HOUSE
Date: 1905
Nature: New house with out offices for medical officer. Contractor: L. Madden, Crewood, Slane, Co. Meath.
Refs: IB 47, 15 Jul 1905, 494

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, SHOP, PREMISES & HOUSE
Date: 1914
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 56, 21 Nov 1914, 646

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, UPPER INFIRMARY
Date: 1915
Nature: Tenders for erection of ward, kitchen, bathrooms under consideration. For Drogheda Board of Guardians.
Refs: IB 5;7, 27 Feb 1915, 105

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, NORTH ROAD, HOUSES (007)
Date: 1922
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of 7 2-storey dwellings for Drogheda Corporation.
Refs: IB 64, 29 Jul 1922, 528

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, HOUSES (016)
Date: 1922
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of 16 2-storey dwellings, for Drogheda Corporation.
Refs: IB 64, 9 Sep1922, 618

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, WEST STREET, DROGHEDA CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY
Date: 1923
Nature: Tenders invited for reconstruction of same.
Refs: IB 65, 5 May 1923, 342

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, CINEMA
Date: 1926
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same, for Dundealgan Electric Theatre Co.
Refs: IB 68, 25 Dec 1926, 956

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, CONCERT HALL
Date: 1926
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same, for Ancient Order of Hibernians.
Refs: IB 68, 20 Mar 1926, 222

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, SCARLET STREET, NATIONAL SCHOOLS
Date: 1928
Nature: Enlargement.
Refs: IB 70, 23 Jun 1928, 552

Building: CO. LOUTH, TEMPLEFECKIN (DROGHEDA), DISPENSARY
Date: 1928
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 70, 12 May 1928, 422

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, MILLMOUNT, BARRACKS
Date: 1929
Nature: Conversion into dwellings.
Refs: IB 71, 2 Feb 1929, 109

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, SCARLET STREET, COTTAGE HOSPITAL
Date: 1929-1930;1931
Nature: Alts. and repairs. Sanitary imps. at gate lodge.
Refs: IB 71, 5 Jan,14 Sep, 1929, 6,835; 72, 25 Oct 1930, 970; 72, 14 Mar 1931, 232

Building: CO. MEATH, GORMANLOUGH, HOUSE
Date: 1931
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 73, 20 Jun 1931, 558

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, SCARLET STREET, COTTAGE HOSPITAL
Date: 1932
Nature: LT architect to same.
Refs: IB 74, 2 Jul 1932, 611

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, GEORGE'S STREET, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1932
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same, for Public Utility Society Ltd.
Refs: IB 74, 17 Dec 1932, 1138

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, CORD ROAD, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1933
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting same, for Public Utility Society Ltd.
Refs: IB 75, 25 Mar 1933, 748

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, MAGDALENE STREET, NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1934-1935
Nature: New national school for Christian Brothers. Builder: J. Healy, Drogheda.
Refs: IB 76, 21 Apr 1934, 354; 77, 6 Apr,14 Dec 1935, 269,1127

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, DUBLIN ROAD, HOUSES (012)
Date: 1935
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 77, 23 Feb 1935, 158

Building: CO. LOUTH, CLOGHER HEAD, DISPENSARY RESIDENCE
Date: 1937
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 79, 13 Nov 1937, 1014

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, DUBLIN ROAD, ST MARY'S CONVENT OF MERCY SCHOOL
Date: 1940
Nature: kAlts. & adds. by Louis Turley & Son.
Refs: IB 82, 27 Apr 1940, 284