Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and civil engineer, of Dublin, active in Ireland from the 1850s until cIrca 1870. In 1864 Burne was appointed architect to the Protestant Bishop of Meath for the Commissioners of Improvement and Loan.(1) As a result of having stood security for a friend, he was obliged to emigrate to America in about 1870.(2) He was already in America by the beginning of 1871, when the council of the RIAI considered a request from him for a certificate of his connection with the Institute, which the Honorary Secretary was duly ordered to send to him.(3) In July of the same year he applied to the Grand Lodge of Ireland Committee of Charity for the means to enable his family to join him in New York.(4)   According to the New York census for 1880, his family consisted of his English-born wife, Mary, and two sons, Richard and William.((5)  

An architect of this name designed 1388 Second Avenue (1882) and 1817-1824 Second Avenue (1888) in New York.



RSAI: elected member 8 Jan 1862.(6)
RIAI: proposed as fellow by JAMES HIGGINS OWEN  JAMES HIGGINS OWEN and E.P. Gribbon 18 Jun 1863, and admitted 19 Nov 1863;(7) struck off 7 Dec 1868 for being in arrears with subscription.(8)
GLFI: joined Lodge 125 Dublin in 1860.(9)

Addresses: 61 Harcourt St 1857-1870.(10)

See WORKS.



References



(1) DB 6, 15 Oct 1864, 209;  Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 6, no. 64 (19 Oct 1864), 217.
(2) GLFI archives.
(3) RIAI council minutes, 5 Jan 1871, 154.
(4) GLFI archives; .
(5) United States Census, 1880, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZX3-5H9 : accessed 22 Oct 2012).
(6) JRSAI 7 (1862-1863), 3.
(7) RIAI general meeting minutes, 18 Jun,19 Nov 1863, 128, 133; DB 5, 1 Dec 1863, 196.
(8) RIAI council minutes, 7 Dec 1868, 115.
(9) GLFI archives. (910 Thom's directories 1860-1870, Trades Directory section; the list of engineers in the editions of 1869, 1870 and 1871 includes 'Henry C. Burne' at 61 Harcourt Street.


11 work entries listed in chronological order for BURNE, JOHN C.


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Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, HOUSES
Date: 1859
Nature: 'Work of domestic class' by Mr Burne
Refs: DB 1, 1 Jan 1859, 9

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LEESON PARK, MOLYNEUX CHURCH & ASYLUM (CI)
Date: 1859
Nature: 'J. Burne' an unsuccessful competition entrant
Refs: DB 1, 1 Apr 1859, 43

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, STRAND, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1861
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting 'Two Villa Houses on Bray Strand', Jul 1861.
Refs: Irish Times, 19 Jul 1861.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, AVOCA AVENUE, HOUSES (003)
Date: 1862
Nature: -
Refs: DB 4, 1 May 1862, 112

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LEESON ROAD [SIC], HOUSES (004)
Date: 1862
Nature: New.
Refs: DB 4, 1 Nov 1862, 278

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WESTMORELAND STREET, NO. 013
Date: 1862
Nature: 'newly and expensively fitted up' as house agency for Thomas P. Swan, house and land agent; 'ceiling beautifully decorated by Mr Hogan, of Brunswick Street'. Contractor: Boyd, Capel St.
Refs: DB 4, 15 Sep 1862, 238;  Irish Times, 15 Sep 1862.

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, ESPLANADE, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1863
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting 'two blacks of semi-detached villa cottages'.
Refs: Irish Times, 18 Mar 1863.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, PARK ROAD, BETHEL CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1864
Nature: Proposed new church. JCB placed third out of 16 entrants in competition.
Refs: Irish Times, 30 Jan 1864; General Advertiser, 6 Feb 1864; DB 6, 1 Apr 1864, 53,61

Building: CO. WEXFORD, WEXFORD, REDMOND MEMORIAL
Date: 1867
Nature: Monument to John Edward Redmond.  FS laid 25 Mar 1867. Sculptor: James Cahill.  Builder:  Patrick O'Connor.
Refs: Irish Times, 27 Mar 1867;  IB 9, 1 Apr 1867, 87.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF IRELAND EXHIBITION
Date: 1867
Nature: Design and arrangement of sheds
Refs: IB 9, 1 Sep 1867, 217

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 081 & 82
Date: 186O-1861
Nature: Rebuilding (?twice). Archt: Mr Burne
Refs: DB 2, 1 Feb 1860, 204; 3, 1 Jul 1861, 564