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Architect and measurer, of Dublin. George Phayre, who appears to have been a son or younger brother of JOHN PHAYRE , was admitted to the Royal Dublin Society's School of Drawing in Architecture on 4 November 1830 and again on 24 February 1831.(1) He exhibited four designs at the Royal Hibernian Academy: a 'Design for a Double Gate Entrance, with Lodges attached' in 1837 (No. 223); a design for the Presbyterian Church on Ormond Quay in 1845 (Nos. 425, 426); a competition design for Kingsbridge station and a design for a savings bank in 1846 (Nos. 428 ,429). JOHN SWAN SLOANE records that Phayre measured the extras for Rockabill Lighthouse, which was completed in 1860.(2) Phayre disappears from the directories after 1862. A person of this name married Harriet Henrietta Hall in Dublin on 25 December 1846.(3)
Addresses: 62 William Street, <=1837-1844; 63 William Street, 1845; 37 Frederick Street South, 1847; Webster Place, Haddington Street, 1851; 2 Blakeney Terrace, Sandymount Strand, 1852-1855; 7 Brunswick Street, 1856; 47 Fleet Streeet, 1858; 61 Great Brunswick Street, 1859; 60 Dominick Street Upper, 1861-1862.
All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Post Office and Thom's directories and Jones's transcripts from the latter.
(1) MS. transcript from Royal Dublin Society minutes of School of Drawing in Architecture admissions and prizewinners (in IAA), but according to Gitta Willemson, The Dublin Society Drawing Schools: students and award winners 1746-1876 (2000), Phayre was admitted to the School of Drawing in Architecture in 1830 and to the School of Landscape and Ornament in 1831.
(2) John S. Sloane, 'A History of the lighthouses of Ireland…V', IB 22, 1 Sep 1880, 248. 3)www.familysearch.org.
2 work entries listed in chronological order for PHAYRE, GEORGE
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KINGSBRIDGE, RAILWAY STATION (GREAT SOUTHERN & WESTERN RAILWAY TERMINUS)|
|Refs:||Design exh. RHA 1846, no. 428|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ORMOND QUAY UPPER, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH|
|Nature:||Exhibits interior view and elevation of church 'proposed to be erected on Upper Ormond Quay'.(Competition designs?)|
|Refs:||RHA 1845, nos. 425,426|