Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 017-18 (FREEMASONS' HALL)  Street numbers may have changed due to re-numbering

Name: MCCURDY, JOHN
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 017-18 (FREEMASONS' HALL)
Date: 1866
Nature: Competition entrant (Motto 'Experiar').
Refs: 3 elevations in Grand Lodge of Freemasons, Dublin, Masonic Hall with building committee minutes (information from Marion Gaule), see also Tony Browne, 'A Building Study (2008) of the Freemason's Hall', 25, http://irishmasonicjewels.ie/ (last visited Feb 2010).

Name: DEANE, THOMAS NEWENHAM (SIR)
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 017-18 (FREEMASONS' HALL)
Date: 1866
Nature: TND wins second prize in competition. (Motto: 'Lux').
Refs: Drawings and description in Grand Lodge of Freemasons, Dublin, Masonic Hall with building committee minutes (information from Marion Gaule), see also Tony Browne, 'A Building Study (2008) of the Freemason's Hall', 25, http://irishmasonicjewels.ie/ (last visited Feb 2010); B 24, 24 Feb 1866, 235.

Name: CARSON, EDWARD HENRY
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 017-18 (FREEMASONS' HALL)
Date: 1866
Nature: Competition entrant. (Motto: 'Peace, Love and Harmony'.)
Refs: Drawings and description in Grand Lodge of Freemasons, Dublin, Masonic Hall with building committee minutes (information from Marion Gaule), see also Tony Browne, 'A Building Study (2008) of the Freemason's Hall', 25, http://irishmasonicjewels.ie/ (last visited Feb 2010); IB 12, 1 Jan 1870, 4.

Name: LANYON, JOHN
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 017-18 (FREEMASONS' HALL)
Date: 1866
Nature: Competition entrant (Motto '44').
Refs: 3 elevations in Grand Lodge of Freemasons, Dublin, Masonic Hall with building committee minutes (information from Marion Gaule), see also Tony Browne, 'A Building Study (2008) of the Freemason's Hall', 25, http://irishmasonicjewels.ie/ (last visited Feb 2010).

Name: HOLMES, EDWARD #
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 017-18 (FREEMASONS' HALL)
Date: 1866-1877
Nature: EH winner of competition for new hall. Builder: Michael Meade. Estimated cost about £8,000. Opened 5 Dec 1877.
Refs: Tony Browne, 'A Building Study (2008) of the Freemason's Hall', 25, http://irishmasonicjewels.ie/Freemason's%20Hall,%20Dublin.pdf (last visited Feb 2010);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 490.

Name: FERGUSON, DUNCAN CAMPBELL
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 017-18 (FREEMASONS' HALL)
Date: 1866;1871
Nature: Wins 3rd prize in competition for designing same. (Motto 'Décor cum fortitudine'.) Designs Royal Arch Chapter Room in Egyptian manner, 1871.
Refs: Designs in Grand Lodge of Freemasons, Dublin, Masonic Hall with building committee minutes (information from Marion Gaule); B 24, 24 Mar 1866, 217;  Tony Browne, 'A Building Study (2008) of the Freemason's Hall', 24,63-68(illus.), http://irishmasonicjewels.ie/ (last visited Feb 2010).

Name: EARLEY & POWELLS *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 017-18 (FREEMASONS' HALL)
Date: 1866p
Nature: Interior decoration.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 490.

Name: LYNN, WILLIAM HENRY
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 017-18 (FREEMASONS' HALL)
Date: 1869
Nature: Competition entrant but appears to have entered under name of John Lanyon, probably because competition was restricted to members of the masonic order. (Motto: '44' with 2nd 4 inverted.)
Refs: Designs in Grand Lodge of Freemasons, Dublin, Masonic Hall with building committee minutes (information from Marion Gaule), see also Tony Browne, 'A Building Study (2008) of the Freemason's Hall', 25,  http://irishmasonicjewels.ie (last visited Feb 2010)IB 12, 1 Jan 1870, 4.

Name: TARRANT, CHARLES [3]
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 017-18 (FREEMASONS' HALL)
Date: 1869
Nature: Competition entrant. (Motto: 'Quis seperabit'.)
Refs: 3 plans in Grand Lodge of Freemasons, Dublin, Masonic Hall with building committee minutes (information from Marion Gaule), see also Tony Browne, 'A Building Study (2008) of the Freemason's Hall', 25 http://irishmasonicjewels.ie/ (last visited Feb 2010).

Name: BELL, JAMES [2]
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 017-18 (FREEMASONS' HALL)
Date: 1869
Nature: Competition entrant. (Motto: 'GML' in circle.)
Refs: 3 elevations in Grand Lodge of Freemasons, Dublin, Masonic Hall with building committee minutes (information from Marion Gaule), see also Tony Browne, 'A Building Study (2008) of the Freemason's Hall', 25, http://irishmasonicjewels.ie/Freemason's%20Hall,%20Dublin.pdf (last visited Feb 2010).

Name: MURRAY, WILLIAM GEORGE
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 017-18 (FREEMASONS' HALL)
Date: 1869
Nature: Competition entrant. (Motto: 'Ecce Quam Bonum'.)
Refs: Drawings, specifications and estimate in Grand Lodge of Freemasons, Dublin, Masonic Hall with building committee minutes (information from Marion Gaule), see also Tony Browne, 'A Building Study (2008) of the Freemason's Hall', 25, http://irishmasonicjewels.ie/ (last visited Feb 2010).

Name: BARRE, WILLIAM JOSEPH
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 017-18 (FREEMASONS' HALL)
Date: 1869
Nature: Competition entrant. (Motto: 'We'll see'.)
Refs: Drawings, estimate and description in Grand Lodge of Freemasons, Dublin, Masonic Hall with building committee minutes (information from Marion Gaule), see also Tony Browne, 'A Building Study (2008) of the Freemason's Hall', 25,  http://irishmasonicjewels.ie/ (last visited Feb 2010).;

Name: TURNER, THOMAS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 017-18 (FREEMASONS' HALL)
Date: 1869
Nature: Competition entrant. (Motto: 'St Patrick'.)
Refs: Drawings and description in Grand Lodge of Freemasons, Dublin, Masonic Hall with building committee minutes (information from Marion Gaule), see also Tony Browne, 'A Building Study (2008) of the Freemason's Hall', 25 http://irishmasonicjewels.ie/last visited Feb 2010).

Name: LOUCH, FITZGIBBON
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 017-18 (FREEMASONS' HALL)
Date: 1869
Nature: Competition entrant. ((Motto: 3 concentric circles.)
Refs: Designs in Grand Lodge of Freemasons, Dublin, Masonic Hall with building committee minutes (information from Marion Gaule), see also Tony Browne, 'A Building Study (2008) of the Freemason's Hall', 26,http://irishmasonicjewels.ie/(last visited Feb 2010).

Name: FARRALL, JAMES JOSEPH
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 017-18 (FREEMASONS' HALL)
Date: 1900
Nature: Warming, ventilation & cooking arrangements. Contractors: Maguire & Gatchell. (And also extensive additions at rear in 1901? See Browne.)
Refs: IB 42, 1 Apr 1900, 323;  Tony Browne, 'A Building Study (2008) of the Freemason's Hall', 98-9http://irishmasonicjewels.ie/ (last visited Feb 2010).

Name: KAYE-PARRY & ROSS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 017-18 (FREEMASONS' HALL)
Date: 1920
Nature: Proposed 3-storey extension at rear.
Refs: Who's Who in Architecture, 1923, 146;  Tony Browne, 'A Building Study (2008) of the Freemason's Hall', 105-6  http://irishmasonicjewels.ie/ (last visited Feb 2010).

Name: COOKE, WILLIAM HENRY HOWARD
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 017-18 (FREEMASONS' HALL)
Date: 1955
Nature: Alterations.
Refs: IAA, PKS 1068; IB 97, 15 Jan 1955, 70;  Tony Browne, 'A Building Study (2008) of the Freemason's Hall', 105(illus.), http://irishmasonicjewels.ie/ (last visited Feb 2010).

Name: SIBTHORPE, HENRY & SON *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 017-18 (FREEMASONS' HALL)
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed decoration of Prince Mason's Room.
Refs: 4 drawings in IAA, Sibthorpe Collection Acc. 78/22.A13-16