Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin. According to the 1911 census, Charles P. McNamara, who was born in Dublin in 1892 or 1893, was the eldest son of Charles McNamara, an English-born plumber in Dublin, and his wife Mary.   In the census return he is described as 'Architect assistant', but details of his training are not known.  By May 1919 he was working in the Dublin city architect's department.(1)   He became deputy housing architect to the Corporation under HERBERT GEORGE SIMMS  HERBERT GEORGE SIMMS in 1939(2) and acting city architect after Simms's death in 1948.

AAI: elected member, 1918; awarded Institute Prize for a design for a layout of a garden village, 1919;(3) no longer a member after session 1928/29.

Address: 12 Donore Road, 1911;  16 Rutledge's Terrace, South Circular Road, 1919-1928.(4)


(1) Irish Times, 3 May 1919.
(2)   'Architecture Yesterday and Today', supplement to Irish Times, 21 Jun 1939, 34.
(3)   Irish Times, 3 May 1919;  AAI Green Book (1920), 30; JRIAI (1920), 9.
(4) From membership lists in AAI Green Books.