Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Civil engineer and architect. Francis Draper, who was born in Co. Galway(1) on 4 May 1880, was a son of CARTER DRAPER  CARTER DRAPER and a younger brother of CHARLES FREDERICK DRAPER CHARLES FREDERICK DRAPER . He attended the High School, Dublin, and the Royal College of Science, and then spent three years as a pupil in the office of KAYE-PARRY & KAYE-PARRY & amp; ROSS, followed by a further year as an assistant. In 1907 or 1908 he was appointed engineer to the No. 1 Council, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork.   He is recorded there in the 1911 census, by which time he had been married to his wife, Elsie Marion, for five years and had a baby son.(2)  He resigned the position in June 1911.(3)   He later worked in Westport, Co. Mayo. In the early 1920s he joined the staff of the Office of Public Works in Dublin. He died in 1935.(4)

ICEI: elected associate member, 4 March 1908.
RIAI: elected member, 1923.(5)

Addresses: Work: Public Works Department, Stephen's Green, Dublin, 1924-35.
Home: 20 George Street, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, 1911;(6) 6 Moyola Terrace, Limerick, 1912-13; Seapoint, Westport, Co. Mayo, 1917-20; Kingston Lodge, Whitechurch, Rathfarnham, <=1922->=1934,



All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from ICEI admissions applications, IV, 65, ICEI and RIAI membership lists and Thom's directories.

(1) 1911 census of Ireland, http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ (last visited Oct 2009).
(2) See note 1, above.
(3) Weekly Irish Times, 10 Jun 1911.
(4) IB 77, 2 Nov 1935, 997.
(5) JRIAI (1924), 15.
(6) See note 1, above.

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Date: 1908
Nature: For Mitchelstown RDC.
Refs: IB 50, 22 Aug 1908, 510