JAGO, ERNEST THOMAS #
- Born: - Died: -
English architect, of 10 John Street, Adelphi, London, for whom see Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), I, 1108. Ernest Jago, in partnership with another architect named 'Tyars',(1) won the competition for designing Kilkenny Carnegie Library in 1907.(2) When they entered the competition the two architects are said to have been at pains to conceal their English identities using an Irish nom de plume and giving 62 Dame Street, Dublin, as their address.(3) This was the address of EDWARD STEWART LOWEY & SON , who carried out the project.(4)
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(1) 'Tyars' may possibly have been Frederick Chapman Tyas, for whom see Directory of British Architects, 935; the name of the partnership is given both as Jago & Tyars and as Tyars & Jago in the Irish Builder.
(2) For an account of this library, see Brendan Grimes, Irish Carnegie Libraries, unpublished M.Litt thesis, TCD, Department of the History of Art, 1993, 156-158.
(3) IB 49, 19 Oct 1907, 729.
(4) IB 49, 30 Nov 1907, 839.
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|Building:||CO. KILKENNY, KILKENNY, JOHN'S QUAY, CARNEGIE LIBRARY|
|Nature:||Designs invited May, 1907. Competition won by Jago & Tyers. Project carried out by E. Stewart Lowey & Son.|
|Refs:||B 92, 25 May 1907, 647; IB 49, 19 Oct,30 Nov 1907, 729,839; K.M. Lanigan & G. Tyler, Kilkenny: its architecture & history (An Taisce, 1997), 93(illus.); Brendan Grimes, Irish Carnegie Libraries, unpublished M.Litt thesis, TCD, Department of the History of Art, 1993, 156-158(illus.).|