Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and engineer of Dundalk, Co. Louth, active from 1901 or earlier until 1912 or later. According to his 1911 census return, William Beck was born in England in 1864 or 1865.(1)   He describes himself on the return as 'Engineer and farmer'.   He had presumably come to live in Ireland by 1895 or 1896 when he married his Co. Louth-born wife, Charlotte.  By the time of the census he had five children, who were all born in Co. Louth.

AAI: elected member, 1901; no longer on list of members for session 1913-14.

Address: Work: Francis Street, Dundalk, <=1903->=1912.
Home: Loughanmore, Jenkinstown, Co. Louth.



All information in this entry is from the lists of members in AAI Green Books and from the.1911 census of Ireland, http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ (last visited Nov 2009). 

(1) He can perhaps be identified as Willim H. Beck, son of William H. Beck, a consulting civil engineer, who is recorded in the 1881 English census as an engineering apprentice, living in Deptford, Kent.

1 work entries listed in chronological order for BECK, WILLIAM [2]

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Date: 1901-1902
Nature: Conversion of Grammar School into Library 'from plans by Sir Thomas Deane'. for Dundalk Town Commissioners. Loan of £1650 from OPW. Contr: McGuiness
Refs: IB 43, 1 Jan 1901, 593,594; 44, 2,16 Jan 1902, 994,1010; JRSAI18 (1908), 301-2