Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin. John Geoffrey Butler, the son of RUDOLF MAXIMILIAN BUTLER  RUDOLF MAXIMILIAN BUTLER with whom he also worked, graduated from the School of Architecture at University College, Dublin, in 1937.(1) After the latter's death in 1943 he carried on the practice of R.M. Butler & Co. with his sister ELEANOR GRACE BUTLER ELEANOR GRACE BUTLER . His son James Butler is (1992) an architect with the firm of Scott, Tallon, Walker.

A quantity of material from the firm of R.M. Butler & Co. including drawings by J.G. Butler was given to the IAA in 1988 by David Costello (Acc. 88/118).

RIAI: member 1941-1986.(2)
AAI: member 1935; hon. secretary, 1942-1945.(3)
RIBA: associate, 1938; elected fellow 9 December 1952, proposed by ALBERT EDWARAD RICHARDSON ALBERT EDWARAD RICHARDSON , seconded by E.A.S. Houfe and L.G. Pearson.(4)

Addresses: Work: 82 Merrion Square.
Home: 73 Ailesbury Road, c.1920-1956; St James's Terrace, Clonskeagh Road.(5)

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References



(1) University College Dublin Register of Granduates (1946), 15.
(2) JRIAI (1942, 7; lists of members in RIAI Year Book.
(3) Lists of officers and members in AAI Green Books.
(4) RIBAJ 60 (1952-1953), 32.
(5) AAI and RIAI membership lists and Thom's directories.


39 work entries listed in chronological order for BUTLER, JOHN GEOFFREY


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Building: CO. MAYO, CASTLEBAR, COUNTY LIBRARY
Date: 1940-1942
Nature: -
Refs: IB 82, 7 Dec 1940, 737; 83, 6 Dec 1941, 558; 84, 3 Jan 1942, 14

Building: ?, ?, MILK SHOP & STORE (GLEN CO-OP DAIRY SOCIETY)
Date: 1945-1946
Nature: By R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs: IB 87, 8 Sep 1945, 464; 88, 14 Dec 1946, 836

Building: CO. CORK, BALLINHASSIG, MILLING STORE & SHOP
Date: 1948
Nature: By R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs: IB 90, 7 Feb 1948, 104

Building: CO. MAYO, CASTLEBAR, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1949
Nature: Extension, by R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs: IB 91, 14 May 1949, 458

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COOMBE, NO. 081-84 (COOMBE HOSPITAL, OLD)
Date: 1949
Nature: Fire escape, by R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs: IB 91, 23 Jul 1949, 684

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MAYOR STREET UPPER, NO. 011-14 (TEMPLE PRESS)
Date: 1949
Nature: New lavatories, by R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs:

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOREHAMPTON ROAD, NO. 028
Date: 1949
Nature: Conversion into flats, conversion into flats, by R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs: IB 91, 1 Oct 1949, 914

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RATHFARNHAM PARK, NO. 046
Date: 1950
Nature: Extension
Refs: IB 92, 29 Apr 1950, 442

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SIMMONSCOURT TERRACE, NO. 001A
Date: 1950
Nature: Garage, by R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs: IB 92, 13 May 1950, 498

Building: CO. KILDARE, LEIXLIP CASTLE
Date: 1950s
Nature: Restoration, for Hon. D.Guinness.
Refs: Uncatalogued drawings in IAA, R.M. Butler collection

Building: CO. KILDARE, OLDTOWN HOUSE
Date: 1950s
Nature: Conversion of wing into main house after destruction of latter by fire, for - Burgh.
Refs: Information from John Meagher, Naas, 5 Feb 1996.

Building: CO. WICKLOW, WICKLOW, WICKLOW MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Date: 1951
Nature: New x-ray room & children's ward, by R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs: IB 93, 13 Oct 1951, 1060

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EAST ROAD, NO. 012-20 (TEMPLE PRESS)
Date: 1951
Nature: Alts, by R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs: IB 93, 4 Aug 1951, 816

Building: CO. KILDARE, KILDANGAN, STUD FARM BUILDINGS
Date: 1952ca
Nature: By R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs: Watercolour perspective by Cyril A. Farey and Adams, 1952, in IAA, Butler Collection, 85/107.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, CLONSKEAGH, BEECH HILL FACTORY (CHIVERS & SONS)
Date: 1953
Nature: -
Refs: IB 95, 31 Jan,1 Aug 1953, 111,799(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, NO. 004-5 (COMMERCIAL UNION)
Date: 1953
Nature: Repairs & alts
Refs: IB 95, 28 Mar 1953, 322

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAME STREET, NO. 013 (GESTETNER LTD)
Date: 1954
Nature: Alts & adds, by R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs: IB 96, 9 Oct 1954, 993

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAME STREET, NO. 013-16 (CALLAGHAN & CO)
Date: 1954
Nature: Alts, by R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs: IB 96, 19 Jun 1954, 607

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, INCHICORE, JAMESTOWN ROAD, MONO CONTAINERS FACTORY
Date: 1954;1960-1961
Nature: Extension(s), by R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Acc. 88/118; IB 96, 22 May 1954, 509; 102, 2 Apr 1960, 221; 103, 19 Aug 1961, 653; 106, 18 Jan 1964, 45

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, AILESBURY ROAD, NO. 031
Date: 1955
Nature: Conversion into flats
Refs: IB 97, 10 Sep 1955, 951

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAME STREET, NO. 018
Date: 1955
Nature: Repairs, by R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs: IB 97, 7 May 1955, 465

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PALMERSTON ROAD (RATHMINES), NO. 021
Date: 1955
Nature: Conversion into flats, by R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs: IB 97, 20 Jan 1955, 103

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, NO. 007 (GENERAL ACCIDENT)
Date: 1956
Nature: Reconstruction, by R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs: IB 98, 2 Jun,3 Nov 1956, 513,1007

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LEESON STREET UPPER, NO. 029 (ST JOHN'S AMBULANCE)
Date: 1956
Nature: Assembly hall, by R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs: IB 98, 22 Sep 1956, 873; 99, 18 May 1957, 391

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOREHAMPTON ROAD, NO. 026
Date: 1956
Nature: Conversion into 3 flats, by R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs: IB 98, 10 Mar 1956, 209

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, NO. 056 (BROWNE & NOLAN)
Date: 1956,1962
Nature: Conversion for Browne & Nolan, by R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Acc. 88/118; IB 104, 9 Jun,7 Jul 1962, 455,521

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DOLPHIN'S BARN STREET, COOMBE HOSPITAL (NEW)
Date: 1957
Nature: Unbuilt proposal by R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs: Watercolour perspectives of hospital and nurse's home by Squire in IAA, Butler Collection, 85/107.2/9-10; RHA 1957, no. 162; IB 99, 23 Mar 1957, 221 (gates)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SANDYMOUNT ROAD, NO. 022
Date: 1957
Nature: Alts, by R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs: IB 99, 14 Dec 1957, 1011

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, STRAND ROAD (SANDYMOUNT), EALAND LODGE
Date: 1957
Nature: Garage, by R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs: IB 99, 9 Feb 1957, 89

Building: CO. MAYO, BELMULLET, VOCATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1957-1958; 1963
Nature: By R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs: IB 99, 30 Nov 1957, 981; 100, 29 Nov 1958, 905; 105, 2 Feb 1963, 91

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HANOVER QUAY, WAREHOUSE & OFFICES (C.R. HARPER & CO.)
Date: 1958
Nature: By R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs: IB 100, 27 Dec 1958, 967

Building: CO. KILDARE, LEIXLIP CASTLE
Date: 1959
Nature: Alterations for Mr & Mrs D. Guinness
Refs: Drawings in IAA,Acc. 88/118

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ECCLES STREET, NO. 062-63 (INSTITUTE OF CATHOLIC SOCIOLOGY)
Date: 1959
Nature: Renovation, by R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs: IB 101, 24 Jan 1959, 45

Building: CO. MAYO, GEESALA, VOCATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1961
Nature: By R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs: IB 103, 19 Aug 1961, 663; ?104, 3 Mar 1962, 178

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ABBEY STREET OLD, NO. 005-6
Date: 1962
Nature: Repairs & alts, by R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs: IB 104, 8 Dec 1962, 931

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, NO. 006 (HODGES FIGGIS)
Date: 1962
Nature: Shop front, by R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs: IB 104, 31 Mar 1962, 239

Building: CO. DUBLIN, CLONSKEAGH, RICHVIEW PRESS
Date: 1962,1964
Nature: New 2-storey block
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Acc. 88/118; IB 104, 7 Jul 1962, 521

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, BECTON DICKINSON FACTORY
Date: 1963
Nature: -
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Acc. 88/118

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RATHFARNHAM ROAD (TERENURE), NO. 002 (HAMILTON LONG)
Date: 1963
Nature: Reconstruction, by R.M. Butler & Co.
Refs: IB 105, 13,27 Apr 1963, 271,315