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 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.(3)

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

Addresses: Work: Public Works Department, Stephen's Green, Dublin, 1924-35.
Home: 20 George Street, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, 1911;(5) 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) IB 77, 2 Nov 1935, 997.
(4) JRIAI (1924), 15.
(5) See note 1, above.

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