LOGAN, ROBERT PATRICK TREDENNICK
- Born: 1852/1853c Died: 1903
Civil engineer and architect. Robert Logan, son of Captain (later Lieut. Gen) Robert A.. Logan of the 57th Regiment, was born at Kildoney Glebe, near Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, on 24 November 1852. After attending school at Cheltenham, he was planning to join the Royal Engineers when he lost his left hand and so decided instead to train as a civil engineer. He was articled to the railway engineer P.J. Margary in Cornwall before returning to Ireland in 1877 as resident engineer on the Sligo, Leitrim and Northern Counties Railway . In 1881 he was given charge of the construction of the Carrickmacross branch of the Great Northern Railway under WILLIAM HEMINGWAY MILLS , a post which he held for six years. A practical mechanic, he constructed a railway engine which was awarded the first medal in the Irish Artizan's Exhibition in 1884.
In 1887 Logan established a private practice as a civil engineer and architect in Dundalk, Co. Louth. A letter from him, forwarding an advertisement for an architect by a local pub-owner to illustrate the effect on the profession of unqualified, cut-price practitioners, was published in the Building News of 14 July 1899.(1) He died in Dundalk on 26 April.1902,(2) by which time he appears to have been a widower. His son Robert Seton Logan also trained as an engineer.
Inst.CE: elected associate, 5 February 1878; transferred to member, 22 April 1890.
Address: 15 Francis Street, Dundalk, 1901.
Information not otherwise accounted for is from the obituary of Logan in Min.Proc.Inst.CE 150 (1902), 442-3, and the 1901 census of Ireland.
(1) Building News 77, 14 July 1899, 35.
(2) His death is noted in AAI Green Book (1903-1904), 35, and IB 45, 15 Jan 1903, 1558.
4 work entries listed in chronological order for LOGAN, ROBERT PATRICK TREDENNICK
|Building:||CO. LOUTH, CASTLEBELLINGHAM, BREWERY|
|Nature:||Maltings to be built.|
|Refs:||Architect 43, 31 Jan 1890, supplement, 1.|
|Building:||CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, SCHOOLS|
|Nature:||To be built.|
|Refs:||Architect 47, 8 Apr 1892, Supplement, 11.|
|Building:||CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, AVENUE|
|Nature:||Tender of James Wynne (£239.10s.11d) for construction of avenue for Earl of Roden accepted.|
|Refs:||IB 35, 1 Jul 1893, 157|
|Building:||CO. MONAGHAN, DONAGHMOYNE HOUSE|
|Nature:||Alts. & adds. for John M. Bolton, JP.|
|Refs:||IB 36, 15 Nov 1894, 265|