Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and CE, of Dublin. Thomas Kingston Louch, a younger son of JOHN LOUCH JOHN LOUCH , was working in the office of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners at the time of his father's death in 1867.(1) He and his brother WILLIAM LOUCH  WILLIAM LOUCH carried on their father's practice at 15 Molesworth Street until William was declared insolvent in 1871.(2) Thomas Kingston Louch then returned to the office of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, where he worked as a drawing clerk until at least 1875. A second venture into private enterprise appears to have ended in failure: in 1878 Thomas Kingston Louch, of 58 Capel Street, Dublin, shaving machine merchant and civil engineer, was declared bankrupt. Thomas Kingston Louch continues to appear in Thom's Directory as an architect until 1883.(3) He died in Dublin on 22 February 1895. He had married Charlotte Georgina MacNally on 15 April 1865 but later separated from her; their daughter Georgina was born on 12 March 1870 and and their son Riichard Allen on 25 January 1874.(4)

Addresses:(5) 15 Molesworth Street, 1867-1872; 18 Charleston Terrace, Rathmines, 1872; 46 Park Avenue, Sandymount, 1873-1879; 58 Capel Street, 1878; 6 Ellen Terrace, Auburn Street, 1881-1883.

For works of William & Thomas Kingston Louch, see works of WILLIAM LOUCH. WILLIAM LOUCH.


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Mrs Dorothy Anderson (née Louch), great-great-granddaughter of John Louch, 7/88 Clowes Street, South Yarra, 3141, Australia, and from the family tree and history compiled by John Lascelles, 2009 (copy in IAA, Jones file L73);  the history includes a transcript of Fitzgibbon Louch's 'Statement of the Louch family from their transplanting to Ireland in 17--'. 

(1) IB 9, 1 Sep 1867, 219; see also IB 9, 15 Jul 1867, 183.
(2) IB 13, 1 Aug 1871, 204.
(3) A testimonial as to the 'astonishing effect' on him of taking Knagg's Cough Elixir, appears in an advertisement for the Elixir in the Irish Times, 8 Sep 1883.
(4) www.familyseach.org.  He gives his surname as 'Louche' and describes himself as CE and architect.
(5) From Jones's transcripts from Thom's directories.

2 work entries listed in chronological order for LOUCH, THOMAS KINGSTON

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Date: 1869
Nature: 2 houses, apparently designed by William and Thomas Kingston Louch, with sites for several more fronting Brighton Ave and Harold's Cross Road to be sold by auction, 8 Jul 1869.
Refs: Irish Times, 29 Jun 1869.

Date: 1869
Nature: William and Thomas Louch advertise building ground toin Harcourt Street, Earlsfort Terrace, Adelaide rr
Road and Hatch St, the latter overlooking the exhibition grounds.
Refs: Irish Times, 13 Nov 1869.