Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Irish-born architect, of Chicago, USA. James J. Egan was born in Cork in 1839 and after attending Queen's College, Cork, emigrated in 1864 to New York where he worked for various architects and, according to his obituary in the Chicago Citizen continued his college education. In 1871 he moved to Chicago, perhaps hoping to take advantage of the architectural opportunites offered by the great fire there, and established a successful, country-wide architectural practice, later in partnership with Charles H. Prindeville. He was responsible for the design of churches in Chicago, San Francisco, Pittsburgh and elsewhere and also designed hotels in Chicago, Duluth and St Paul. He died in 1914.


All information in this entry is from the obituary of Egan in the Chicago Citizen, which was reprinted in IB 57, 30 Jan 1915, 64. and from the entry in Allgemeines K√ľnstler Lexicon 32 (2002), 287.