Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Belfast. According to the 1911 census, John Charles Lepper was born in Co. Down in 1875 or 1876   He served a three-year apprenticeship with VINCENT CRAIG  VINCENT CRAIG and stayed on as an assistant in Craig's office for a further three and a half years.   By 1900 he had formed a partnership with WILLIAM BERTRAM FENNELL  WILLIAM BERTRAM FENNELL but by 1909 he was working on his own, Fennell having abandoned architecture for motor engineering.   Lepper himself retired soon afterwards;   in the 1911 census  he is described as 'Retired Architect' although only thirty-five years old.  He probably had no need to earn his living, as he was living with his widowed mother, brother and sister in a household which had four living-in servants.

RIAI: elected member, 1900, having been proposed by Vincent Craig, seconded by WILLIAM HENRY LYNN  WILLIAM HENRY LYNN and THOMAS DREW THOMAS DREW ; no longer a member by 1909.(1)

Address: 33 Waring Street, Belfast, <=1900->=1909.(2) 
Home: 14 Ballykillane, Bangor, Co. Down, 1911.

See WORKS; see also works of LEPPER & LEPPER & amp; FENNELL. FENNELL.


All information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from IAA, RIAI office archives (Acc. 93/136), membership forms 1878-1909 (extremely fragile). 

  RIAI membership lists.
B 78, 12 May 1900, 478; IB 51, 23 Jan 1909, 50.

1 work entries listed in chronological order for LEPPER, JOHN CHARLES

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Date: 1909
Nature: Alts. Builder: Collen Bros.
Refs: IB 51, 23 Jan 1909, 50