MACKINNON, JAMES FRANCIS
- Born: - Died: -
Architect, of Belfast and Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, active in Belfast from 1863(1) and later in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim. In 1872 he entered the Belfast Board of Guardians school competition, and was a member of the deputation of unsuccessful competitors who on 19 November 1872 made representations to the Board about the selection of YOUNG & MACKENZIE' s design.(2) Early in 1878 he wrote to the RIAI apologizing for not having attended the general meeting of 22 January, at which the proposed reconstitution of the Institute was to be discussed,(3) although he does not appear to have been elected a member himself until the end of the year. By 1880 he had been appointed architect to Belfast Union Board of Guardians, for whom he designed two new blocks at the Belfast workhouse.(4) In 1881 he was in partnership with an architect or engineer named Dickson.(5) From 1895 or earlier he was living at Cloughcorr House, Magheracastle, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim,(6) and by 1900 had become a magistrate for the county.(7)
RIAI: elected member 28 November 1878, having been proposed by GEORGE CARLISLE HENDERSON , seconded by ALBERT EDWARD MURRAY and JAMES HIGGINS OWEN ;(8) no longer a member after 1906.
Addresses: 27 Chichester Street, Belfast, 1878;(9) Cloughcorr House, Magheracastle, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, <=1895->=1906.(10)
(1) Hugh Dixon, Ulster Architecture 1800-1900 (UAHS, 1973), 28(no.148). He may be the James F. Mackinnon, son of Alexander Mackinnon, who married Louisa Elizabeth Stewart at St Anne's church, Belfast, on 18 Jun 1862 (www.familysearch.org>).
(2) B 30, 30 Nov 1872, 950.
(3) IB 20, 1 Feb 1878, 46.
(4) Architect 24, 28 Aug 1880, 140.
(5) IB 23, 15 Nov 1881, 339.
(6) RIAI lists of members.
(7) Thom's Directory (1900).
(8) RIAI council meeting minutes, 13 Nov 1878, 214.
(9) See note 8, above.
(10) See note 6, above.
11 work entries listed in chronological order for MACKINNON, JAMES FRANCIS
|Building:||CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ?, DISTILLERY (DUNVILLE & CO.)|
|Nature:||New distillery adjoing new Ulster Railway about to be built. Designed by 'Mr McKinnon'.|
|Refs:||IB 11, 15 Sep 1869, 213|
|Building:||CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CHARLOTTE STREET (& RAINEY STREET), SCHOOL (CI)|
|Nature:||New school, designed by JFM with E.M. Hattrick, CE.|
|Refs:||C.E.B. Brett MS. architect files, citing 'Hist. Magdalene Ch.'|
|Building:||CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LISBURN ROAD, UNION SCHOOL|
|Nature:||Competition entrant and member of deputation of unsuccessful entrants who made representations to the Board about the selection of Young & Mackenzie's design, 19 Nov 1872..|
|Refs:||B 30, 30 Nov 1872, 950|
|Building:||CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL PLACE, NO. 027-33 (QUEEN'S ARCADE CHAMBERS)|
|Nature:||For George Fisher.|
|Refs:||Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 100(illus.),104|
|Building:||CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LISBURN ROAD, UNION WORKHOUSE|
|Nature:||2 new 3-storey blocks (1 for males and 1 for females)for reception of lunatics and epileptics to be erected. Contractor: Fitzpatrick Bros.|
|Refs:||Architect 23, 28 Aug 1880, 139-40|
|Building:||CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, QUEEN'S ARCADE|
|Nature:||Long glazed shopping arcade between Donegall Pl and Fountain St.|
|Refs:||Hugh Dixon, Ulster Architecture 1800-1900 (UAHS, 1973), 28(no.148); Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 47 (no. 102, illus.); Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 269|
|Building:||CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL STREET, NO. 019-23|
|Nature:||Adjoining 'tenements' for Magonigal & Mack and Young & Anderson, the latter No. 23) not carried out to the architect's plan. Contractor: Samuel White, Belfast.|
|Refs:||IB 23, 15 Nov 1881, 339; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 47 (sub no. 102); Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 125,159(illus.)|
|Building:||CO. TYRONE, COOKSTOWN, WATERWORKS|
|Nature:||Mackinnon & Dickson submit scheme in competition for water supply scheme for Cookstown. For Cookstown Union.|
|Refs:||IB 23, 15 Apr 1881, ?|
|Building:||CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ROYAL AVENUE, NO. 053 (BELFAST WATER COMMISSIONERS)|
|Nature:||'Messrs. MacKinnon and Dixon' placed third in competition for designing same.|
|Refs:||IB 24, 1 Feb 1882, 45|
|Building:||CO. ANTRIM, CUSHENDALL, SEWERAGE|
|Nature:||For District Council.|
|Refs:||IB 41, 15 sep 1899, 130|
|Building:||CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CABIN HILL GARDENS, HOUSE|
|Refs:||IB 70, 27 Oct 1928, 923|