Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and civil engineer, of Dublin, active from the 1890s until circa 1920. Francis Curran Caldbeck, the second son of William Francis Cope Caldbeck by his wife Annabelle, née Hugo,(1) was born on 19 August 1869.(2) He served a three-year pupillage in the offaice of THOMAS DEANE & THOMAS DEANE & amp; SON and then spent a short period in the office of the engineer JOHN HENRY RYAN. JOHN HENRY RYAN. (3)   In 1904 he won the first prize offered by the Great Southern & Western Railway Co. for the best plan of a workman's cottage,(4) and in the same year he was one of the two shortlisted competitors for the Blackrock Carnegie Library.(5) In about 1911 he entered into partnership with CHARLES JOHN DUNLOP CHARLES JOHN DUNLOP , with whom he practised as CALDBECK & CALDBECK & amp; DUNLOP  DUNLOP until circa 1920, when he appears to have retired. He died in 1956.(6)

RIAI: elected member, 14 December 1895, having been proposed by THOMAS NEWENHAM DEANE  THOMAS NEWENHAM DEANE and seconded by THOMAS MANLY DEANE  THOMAS MANLY DEANE and CHARLES JAMES MCCARTHY CHARLES JAMES MCCARTHY ;(7) resigned, 1921.(8)

Addresses:(9) Work: 3 St Andrew Street, 1896; 2 St Andrew Street, 1898-1916; 18 Ely Place, <=1917->=1919.
Home: Southill Avenue, Blackrock, 1896; Netley, Southill Avenue, Blackrock, 1900; St Ann's, 12 The Hill, Monkstown, Co. Dublin, 1921.

See WORKS; see also CALDBECK & CALDBECK & amp; DUNLOP. DUNLOP.



References



(1)
Burke’s Irish Family Records (1976), 205.
(2)
www.familysearch.org.
(3)
IAA, RIAI office archives (Acc. 93/136), membership forms 1878-1909 (extremely fragile).
(4)
IB 46, 16,30 Jan 1904, 22,37.
(5)
IB 46, 16 Jul 1904, 437(&/or 458?).
(6)
See note 1, above.
(7)
RIAI general meeting minutes, 317.
(8)
IB 63, 31 Dec 1921, 826.
(9)
RIAI lists of members and Thom's & Post Office directories.


8 work entries listed in chronological order for CALDBECK, FRANCIS CURRAN JOSEPH


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, LOUGHLINSTOWN, RATHDOWN UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1894
Nature: External fire escape staircase..  Alterations to male lunatic department.
Refs: Irish Times, 5 Jun 1894; Wicklow Newsletter, 4,25 Aug 1894.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DEAN'S GRANGE, CEMETERY
Date: 1895
Nature: Proposed drainage & enclosure of 8 acres of additional ground recently purchased
Refs: Irish Times, 26 Apr 1895; IB 37, 1 May 1895, 120

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOUNT EDEN ROAD, NO. 001-3
Date: 1899-1900
Nature: Pair of semi-detached red brick houses for Captain John Lewis Riall. Builder: P.J. Tracy.
Refs: Patricia McKenna, 'Development on the Riall Estate in Donnybrook West 1884-1904' (article developed from research for DUIM certificate in Local History Studies, 2007; copy in IAA), 20-23,fig. 14.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, THURLES, HOLY FAMILY CONFRATERNITY HALL
Date: 1902
Nature: By 'Mr Caldbeck'
Refs: IB 44, 30 Jan 1902, 1026

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, TEMPERANCE HALL
Date: 1902
Nature: By 'Mr Caldbeck'
Refs: IB 44, ll Sep 1902, 1387

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, GEORGE'S AVENUE, HOUSES (022)
Date: 1903
Nature: 22 artisans' dwellings.
Refs: IB 45, 15,29 Jan 1903, 1553,1556,1576; 51, 6 Apr 1907, 237

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, HOUSING
Date: 1903
Nature: 42 artisans' dwellings.
Refs: IB 45, 15 Jan 1903, 1556

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, WILLIAMSTOWN PLACE, HOUSES (010)
Date: 1903
Nature: 10 new cottages.
Refs: IB 45, 15,29 Jan 1903, 1553,1556,1576; 51, 6 Apr 1907, 237