Civil engineer and architect, of Dublin, active from the 1870s until 1900 or later. Arthur Dudgeon was closely connected with, or a partner in, the Dublin surveying firm of Dudgeon Brothers, which practised in Dublin from the 1870s. Dudgeon Brothers had an office at 163 Great Brunswick Street in 1874 and had moved to 32 Merrion Square by 1883, by which time their designation had changed to 'engineers, surveyors and valuators' and they had also opened an office at 22 Great George Street, Westminster. Arthur Dudgeon appears in the directories at the same address as Dudgeon Brothers from at least 1883. By 1887 the Dublin address has changed to 27 Rutland Square, but the entries remain otherwise the same until 1900 or later.
'M. Arthur Dudgeon' designed the Ryevale Distillery, erected at Leixlip, Co. Kildare, in 1875 for the Johnstone Distilleries Co., of which he was also managing director. In 1882 he was general manager and engineer to the Irish National Exhibition in the Rotunda Gardens, Parnell Square, and two years later, in 1884, he prepared designs for a new theatre in Dublin, the Lyceum, which was to stand at the corner of Pearse Street and Tara Street, but the project did not materialize. He also designed cottages in Bow Lane West, erected in 1889 for the Artisans' and Labourers' Dwellings Committee of Dublin Corporation. He was architect to the Association for the Housing of the Very Poor.
According to the Calendars of Wills and Registrations, Dudgeon appears to have died on 3 June, 1906. He and his wife, Sarah Isabella Martha, had at least two children, a son, also named Arthur Dudgeon, and a daughter, Sophia.
The Irish Architectural Archive holds Dudgeon's designs for the Lyceum Theatre, Acc. 80/81.
Addresses: 32 Merrion Square, 1883; 27 Rutland Square, <=1887->=1900.
From Post Office and Thom's directories and Jones's transcripts from latter.
Irish Times, 19 Aug 1882,10 May 1883..
See F. O'Dwyer, Lost Dublin (1981), 141(illus.).
IB 31, 15 Mar 1889, 74.
Freeman's Journal, 15 Apr 1909.
http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie/reels/cwa/005014914/005014914_00355.pdf (last visited August 2017). Reference courtesy Damian Murphy, NIAH.
www.irish genealogy.ie (last visited Mar 2011).