SCOTT, ANTHONY COLMAN
- Born: 1880c Died: 1931
Architect, of Dublin. Anthony Colman Scott was a younger son of ANTHONY SCOTT and a younger brother of WILLIAM ALPHONSUS SCOTT . He probably received his architectural training from his father, and, at some point, he also studied art in Paris.(1) In 1901 he was appointed a Clerk of Works at the Curragh.(2) He appears to have entered his father's office by the time it moved from Drogheda to 34 Sackville Street Lower in 1902 and to have moved with his father in 1908 to a new office at 49 Sackville Street Upper. According to the membership lists of the RIAI, he remained there until at least 1930, although he does not appear at this address in Thom's directories for the same period. Very few works by him are recorded in the Irish Builder.
Anthony Scott died on 13 January 1931, aged fifty-one, and was buried in the family plot at Glasnevin Cemetery.(3) His niece Ethna Byrne Costigan had childhood memories of him as a plump, jolly, bearded man, 'all movement and laughter', who wore 'a big hat and low collar with flowing silk tie' and always had bags of sweets in his pockets.(4) Some of his photographs of Drogheda were published in the Irish Builder in 1907.(5)
AAI:(6) elected member, 1899; shows set of measured drawings of Mellifont Abbey at AAI exhibition of Drawings, 1901;(7) ceased membership, 1906.
RIAI: elected member 1920.(8)
Addresses: Work: 34 Sackville Street, Lower, 1902-1908; 49 Sackville Street Upper, 1908->=1930.
Home: 15 Redfern Terrace, Dolphin's Barn, 1925.(9)
(1) Ethna Byrne Costigan [Ethna Bee Cee], Ethna Mary Twice (1989)58.
(2) IB 43, 1 Aug 1901, 814.
(3) Glasnevin Cemetery Records.
(4) Byrne Costigan, op. cit., 58,143.
(5) IB 49, 10 Aug 1907, 553(illus. in supplement).
(6) Information from lists of members in AAI Green Books unless otherwise indicated.
(7) IB 43, 7 Nov 1901, 934.
(8) JRIAI (1921), 2.
(9) IB 67, 4 Apr 1925, 273
3 work entries listed in chronological order for SCOTT, ANTHONY COLMAN
|Building:||CO. CAVAN, BAILIEBOROUGH CASTLE, MARIST NOVITIATE|
|Nature:||Extensive reconstruction after fire 'some months ago'. By 'A. Scott & Son'.|
|Refs:||IB 61, 3 May 1919, 205|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, TALBOT STREET, NO. 005 (M.J. MORAN)|
|Nature:||Alts. & adds. by 'Anthony Scott & Son', for M.J. Moran. Contractor: Shortall & Co.|
|Refs:||IB 61, 20 Sep 1919, 413|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DONORE AVENUE, HOUSE|
|Nature:||Tenders invited for erecting same.|
|Refs:||IB 67, 4 Apr 1925, 273|