Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

English architect, best known for his New Victoria Cinema, Wilton Road, Westminster (1929-1930).   In 1934 Lewis provided MICHAEL SCOTT  MICHAEL SCOTT with a preliminary design in the International Modern style for his house, Geragh, at Sandycove, Dublin,(1) which was subsequently considerably modified by Scott and built in 1937-38.(1)



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Photograph of signed and dated perspective view  and plans in Dorchester Museum, P23.276 (photocopy in IAA, donated by Mrs P. Bollam, Weymouth, Sep 2008); a note signed by Lewis on back of photograph reads: 'This house of reinforced concrete is being built on the coast of Ireland.   The client does not wish it to be published in the general press but it would be available for your booklet or portfolio. The site is on a rocky promontory with views across the bay to the South.   I would let you have two dull surface prints of this for your portfolio if you let me know.'   A reverse image of the same view is published in Michael Scott in Conversation.


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, SANDYCOVE, SANDYCOVE POINT, GERAGH
Date: 1934
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Preliminary design in International Modern style, subsequently modified by Scott, who retained tiered, curved west end and 1st-floor secondary entrance.

Refs: Photograph of signed and dated perspective view  and plans in Dorchester Museum, P23.276 (photocopy in IAA, donated by Mrs P. Bollam, Weymouth, Sep 2008, repr. in Paul Larmour, Free State Architecture: Modern Movement architecture in Ireland, 1922-1949 (Kinsale: Gandon Editions, 2009, 45); a note signed by Lewis on back of photograph reads: 'This house of reinforced concrete is being built on the coast of Ireland.   The client does not wish it to be published in the general press but it would be available for your booklet or portfolio. The site is on a rocky promontory with views across the bay to the South.   I would let you have two dull surface prints of this for your portfolio if you let me know.' A reverse image of the same perspective view is published in John O'Regan & Nicola Dearey, eds., Michael Scott Architect in (casual) conversation with Dorothy Walker (1995), 89.