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[LINDE LUNNEY , DIB DRAFT ENTRY , SAYS THAT A JAMES CROOM DIED IN IN DERRY IN 1891]
Architect, of Derry. James Croom was possibly a pupil or assistant of JOHN G. FERGUSON. (1) He was in partnership with WILLIAM MCELWEE as MCELWEE & CROOM , in 1885,(2) and with EDWARD J. TOYE as CROOM & TOYE , circa 1886-1889.(3) By 1890(4) he was practising on his own, with an address at Shipquay St, Derry.(5)
(1) A prospectus for the proposed alterations to St Columb's Cathedral, Derry, dated 5 Nov 1884, in RCB library, portfolio 10, is illustrated with a drawing of the cathedral by Croom.
(2) Derry Almanac 1885.
(3) IB 28, 15 Jul,15 Aug 1886, 210,230; Derry Almanac 1888,1889. These dates conflict with information in W.S. Ferguson, A.J. Rowan, J.J. Tracey, Historic Buildings…in and near the City of Derry (UAHS, 1970), which gives works to Croom & Toye from as early as 1882; the information about St Columb's College in this list is incorrect, see O'NEILL & BYRNE and E.J. TOYE.
(4) IB 32, 15 May 1890, 116.
(5) Derry Almanac 1891.
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|Building:||CO. DONEGAL, BUNCRANA, LOUGH SWILLY HOTEL|
|Nature:||New wing. Builders: Colhoun Bros.|
|Refs:||IB 32, 15 May 1890, 116; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 155|