Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Civil engineer and architect, of Limerick. According to the English census taken at Portsea, Hampshire, in 1841, Marcus George Slade was born in Ireland in 1833 or 1834;(1)  there is no evidence that he was living with his parents at the time;  possibly he was an orphan.  He does not appear again in the subsequent English censuses but by 1870 had opened an office at 12 Upper Cecil Street, Limerick. After 1879 he no longer appears in the Limerick directories as an architect, and in Francis Guy's Directory of Munster for 1886 he acquires the designation 'insurance agent' instead. According to his obituary in the Limerick Leader he 'enjoyed a large private professional practice, was connected…with many important arterial drainage schemes and the constructon of piers round the coast, and was also extensively associated with the business of the Land Courts fixing judicial rents'. He died at home 'at an advanced age' in April or May 1921, removing 'one of the few remaining links connecting the present with a generation almost passed away'. His funeral took place at St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick. He was married to Elizabeth, nĂ©e Warren, and was the father of CECIL ALFRED SLADE. CECIL ALFRED SLADE.

Addresses: 12 Upper Cecil Street, Limerick, 1870->=1880; 3, The Crescent, Limerick, <=1884 until death.


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the obituary in the Limerick Leader, quoted in IB 63, 7 May 1921, 326, and from Slater's Directory of Ireland (1870), Bassett's Limerick directories for 1875, 1877, 1879, 1880, and 1884.and Francis Guy's Directory of Munster (1886) (data extracted by Michael Maguire, Limerick City Libraries). 

(1) This is at variance with his own Irish1911 census return, in which he states that he was born in England in 1836 or 1837.