MEARS, FRANK CHARLES (SIR) #
- Born: 1880 Died: 1953
Scottish architect and town planner, for whom see Jill Lever, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects L-N (1973), 68-69, and Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), II, 162. As an assistant to PATRICK GEDDES , whose daughter Norah he married in 1915, Mears worked on the town planning exhibition in Dublin in 1911 and on plans for the Marino estate in 1914. After the First World War he was called upon by FREDERICK PURSER GRIFFITH to design a housing development for ex-servicemen at Killester, Dublin, which was begun by the Board of Works in 1920. He was involved in other housing schemes for Dublin during the 1920s, and exhibited a design for a national cathedral at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1923.
All information in this entry is from F.H.A. Aalen, 'Homes for Irish heroes: housing under the Irish Land (Provision for Soldiers and Sailors) Act 1919, and the Irish Sailors' and Soldiers' Land Trust', Town Planning Review 59, no. 3, July 1988, 312-317(illus.).
3 work entries listed in chronological order for MEARS, FRANK CHARLES (SIR) #
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILLESTER, HOUSING SCHEME|
|Nature:||Housing scheme of 247 houses for ex-servicemen, for Board of Public Works|
|Refs:||www.scottisharchitects.org.uk, citing RIBA nomination papers in RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum; F.H.A. Aalen, 'Homes for Irish heroes: housing under the Irish Land (Provision for Soldiers and Sailors) Act 1919, and the Irish Sailors' and Soldiers' Land Trust', Town Planning Review 59, no. 3, July 1988, 312-317(illus.).|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ?, CATHEDRAL (PROPOSED)|
|Nature:||Design for a national cathedral exh. Royal Scottish Academy, 1923.|
|Refs:||www.scottish architects.org.uk, citing RSA 1923, no. 534|
|Building:||CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL|
|Nature:||Mssrs. Mears, Murphy and Ryan appointed by Corporation to make survey and prepare town plan.|
|Refs:||IB 80, 1 Oct 1938, 840|