Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, and Edenderry, Co. Offaly. Joseph John Bruntz, the only surviving son of ANDREW BERNARD BRUNTZ  ANDREW BERNARD BRUNTZ of Dublin, was born in Co. Dublin in 1881.  He was educated at national schools and by the Christian Brothers. He received private tuition in trigonometry and attended the City of Dublin Technical Schools for drawing classes, obtaining first-class honours in the intermediate course. He was a pupil in his father's office for four years and remained as an assistant for a further three years. After starting to practise independently as an architect circa 1915,(1) he moved in 1917 or 1918 to Edenderry, Co. Offaly, where he set up an office. From 1922 he held the position of architect and civil engineer to the Co. Offaly Board of Health. In 1926 he was elected to the post of engineer to the Co. Kildare Board of Health(2) and in 1927 he was nominated an appointed officer to the Local Government Department under the new housing acts for Edenderry No 1 & 2 and for Celbridge Rural District Councils.(3) He died in 1954, leaving a widow, a son and three daughters.(4)

AAI:(5) member, 1914-1918, 1923-1932.
RIAI: elected member, 4 February 1924, having been proposed by THOMAS ALOYSIUS COLEMAN  THOMAS ALOYSIUS COLEMAN and seconded by PATRICK JOHN FITZGERALD MUNDEN PATRICK JOHN FITZGERALD MUNDEN ;(6) resigned 1948.(7)

Addresses:(8) Home: 1 Charlemont Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, <=1907-1915;(9) Leitrim House, Edenderry, 1918; Harristown House, Kinnegad, 1918;(10) Clongall House, Edenderry, 1922-1930; St Anne's, Clonmore, Edenderry, 1930-1931;(11) 4 Cokery, Edenderry, <=1945->=1948.

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the biography by Jones in Jones File B164, which does not give a source, which was presumably personal communication.

(1) IB 57, 19 Jun 1915, 286.
(2) IB 68, 1 May 1926, 362.
(3) IB 69, 1 Oct 1927, 736.
(4) RIAI Year Book (1954), 12; RIAI Year Book (1955), 26.
(5) AAI Green Books, lists of members.
(6) RIAI ?general meeting minutes, 4 Feb 1924; also JRIAI (1925), 6.
(7) RIAI Year Book (1950), Report of Council, 1949, 1.
(8) From RIAI and AAI membership lists unless otherwise stated.
(9) IB 57, 19 Jun 1915, 286.
(10) IB 60, 30 Nov 1918, 522.
(11) IB 72, 16 Aug 1930, 728; 73, 19 Dec 1931, 1103.


36 work entries listed in chronological order for BRUNTZ, JOSEPH JOHN


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Building: CO. OFFALY, EDENDERRY, BARR'S HOTEL
Date: 1915
Nature: Tenders received for reconstruction and additions, for Dr Kinsella. To cost about £1,000.
Refs: IB 57, 19 Jun 1915, 286

Building: CO. OFFALY, RHODE (EDENDERRY), DISPENSARY & DOCTOR'S RESIDENCE
Date: 1917;1923
Nature: Improvements to dispensary, 1917. Improvements (sanitary arrangements and annexe) to doctor's residence, 1923.
Refs: IB 59, 27 Oct 1917, 551; 65, 25 Aug 1923, 656.

Building: CO. OFFALY, EDENDERRY, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1918;1923
Nature: Additions; conversion into artisans' dwellings
Refs: IB 60, 30 Nov 1918, 522; 65, 3 Nov 1923, 852

Building: CO. OFFALY, BALLYBRITTAN CASTLE
Date: 1922
Nature: Alterations.
Refs: IB 64, 2 Dec 1922, 829

Building: CO. OFFALY, GARR, NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1922
Nature: Additions & alterations
Refs: IB 64, 2 Dec 1922, 829

Building: CO. OFFALY, TULLAMORE, OFFALY CENTRAL HOSPITAL
Date: 1922
Nature: Alterations to operating theatre
Refs: IB 64, 2 Dec 1922, 830

Building: CO. OFFALY, GARR HOUSE
Date: 1922
Nature: Renovation & repairs
Refs: IB 64, 30 Dec 1922, 904

Building: CO. OFFALY, BIRR, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1922
Nature: Refitting and other works at workhouse hospital in preparation for reception of TB patients from County Infirmary in Tullamore.
Refs: IB 64, 20 Dec 1922, 907

Building: CO. OFFALY, EDENDERRY, JKL STREET, ROYAL BANK
Date: 1922-1924
Nature: Alterations & improvements; reconstruction & remodelling. Contractor: J.F. Keatinge & Son (£5310.17s.11d.)
Refs: IB 64, 30 Dec 1922, 904; 65, 14 Jul,1 Dec 1923, 546,934; 66, 3 May 1924, 408

Building: CO. MEATH, CASTLEJORDAN, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1922;1925
Nature: New railing, entrance gates & cut-stone work
Refs: IB 64, 30 Dec 1922, 904; 67, 18 Apr,14 Nov 1925, 314,938; 68, 1 May 1926, 354

Building: CO. OFFALY, KILCORMAC, DISPENSARY RESIDENCE
Date: 1923
Nature: Sanitary annexe
Refs: IB 65, 25 Aug 1923, 656

Building: CO. OFFALY, DAINGEAN, DISPENSARY RESIDENCE
Date: 1923
Nature: Repairs & painting
Refs: IB 65, 25 Aug 1923, 656

Building: CO. OFFALY, EDENDERRY, JKL STREET, PREMISES
Date: 1923
Nature: Alterations & additions
Refs: IB 65, 28 Jul 1923, 586

Building: CO. OFFALY, TULLAMORE, COUNTY FEVER & SURGICAL HOSPITAL
Date: 1923
Nature: Alterations
Refs: IB 65, 28 Jul 1923, 589

Building: CO. OFFALY, EDENDERRY, BUSINESS PREMISES
Date: 1923
Nature: Additions & alterations. Contractor: William Hoey, Carbury.
Refs: IB 65, 11 Aug 1923, 625

Building: CO. KILDARE, CARBURY, POLICE BARRACK & COURT HOUSE
Date: 1923-1924
Nature: Rebuilding
Refs: IB 65, 14 Jul 1923, 546; 66, 3 May 1924, 398

Building: CO. OFFALY, TULLAMORE, HOSPITAL & COUNTY HOME
Date: 1923-1924;1927
Nature: Repairs and painting; improvements. Contractor (1924): J.F. Keatinge & Sons.
Refs: IB 65, 25 Aug,20 Oct 1923, 656,812; 66, 23 Aug 1924, 742; 69, 15 Oct 1927, 765

Building: CO. OFFALY, EDENDERRY, COTTAGE HOME HOSPITAL
Date: 1923;1928
Nature: Mortuary, refectory &c.; extensive alterations
Refs: IB 65, 13 Jan 1923, 26; 70, 21 Jan 1928, 69

Building: CO. OFFALY, BALLYBURLY HOUSE
Date: 1924
Nature: Restoration.
Refs: IB 66, 3 May 1924, 397

Building: CO. OFFALY, TULLAMORE, DUBLIN BAKERY CO.
Date: 1924
Nature: Alterations
Refs: IB 66, 3 May 1924, 408

Building: CO. OFFALY, EDENDERRY, WINDSOR STREET, PREMISES
Date: 1924
Nature: Alterations
Refs: IB 66, 3 May 1924, 408

Building: CO. OFFALY, KINNITTY, HOUSE
Date: 1924
Nature: Alterations & repairs
Refs: IB 66, 3 May 1924, 408

Building: CO. OFFALY, EDENDERRY, WINDSOR STREET, RESIDENCE
Date: 1924
Nature: Alterations
Refs: IB 66, 23 Aug 1924, 741

Building: CO. OFFALY, EDENDERRY, SQUARE, CENTRAL HOTEL
Date: 1924
Nature: Alterations & additions
Refs: IB 66, 9,23 Aug 1924, 702,741

Building: CO. OFFALY, EDENDERRY, DISPENSARY & DISPENSARY RESIDENCE
Date: 1924
Nature: Repairs
Refs: IB 66, 6 Sep 1924, 781

Building: CO. OFFALY, KINNITTY, DISPENSARY & DOCTOR'S RESIDENCE
Date: 1924
Nature: Repairs
Refs: IB 66, 6 Sep 1924, 781; 67, 14 Nov 1925, 938

Building: CO. KILDARE, BOHERBOY HOUSE
Date: 1924-1925
Nature: Rebuilding.
Refs: IB 66, 9 Aug 1924, 697; 67, 14 Nov 1925, 937

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, STANHOPE STREET, ST MARY'S HALL
Date: 1926
Nature: Contract for erection of hall for Sisters of Charity, Stanhope Street, given to John Dolan & Sons, Belvedere Court. to cost 'close on £4,000'.
Refs: IB 68, 1 May 1926, 354

Building: CO. OFFALY, EDENDERRY, HOUSE
Date: 1928
Nature: -
Refs: IB 70, 21 Jan 1928, 72

Building: CO. OFFALY, TULLAMORE, FEVER HOSPITAL (PROPOSED)
Date: 1928
Nature: -
Refs: IB 70, 21 Jan 1928, 72

Building: CO. MEATH, BALLINABRACKEY, PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: 1928
Nature: Alterations
Refs: IB 70, 21 Jan 1928, 72

Building: CO. MEATH, CASTLEJORDAN, TEACHER'S RESIDENCE
Date: 1928
Nature: -
Refs: IB 70, 21 Jan 1928, 69

Building: CO. OFFALY, EDENDERRY, FATHER PAUL MURPHY STREET, HOUSES (022)
Date: 1930-1931
Nature: 22 4-roomed houses (no. 2 type)
Refs: IB 72, 16,30 Aug 1930, 728,772; 73, 3 Jan,23 May 1931, 24,466

Building: CO. OFFALY, EDENDERRY, FATHER PAUL MURPHY HALL
Date: 1931
Nature: Reconstruction, sanitary annexe
Refs: IB 73, 5,19 Dec 1931, 1063,1103

Building: CO. OFFALY, TULLAMORE, VOCATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1936
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 78, 27 Jun 1936, 573

Building: CO. KILDARE, CURRAGH, RACECOURSE
Date: ?
Nature: Designed by JJB.
Refs: Obituary of JJB in RIAI Yearbook 1955, 26.