Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Civil engineer, of Dublin.   According to the 1911 census, Arthur James Stafford, only surviving child of James Stafford, described as 'Secretary of Public Co.', and his wife, Marion Eveline (née Stock), was born in Co. Dublin in 1887 or 1888.  In 1921 he entered into partnership with FREDERICK WILLIAM HIGGINBOTHAM FREDERICK WILLIAM HIGGINBOTHAM . Higginbotham died in 1938, but the business continued under the name of HIGGINBOTHAM & HIGGINBOTHAM & amp; STAFFORD  STAFFORD until the 1970s.  Stafford was architect to the Rathmines Public Utility Society when he designed a housing scheme of 31 houses in 1931.(1)

ICEI: elected associate member, 1929; member, 1941.

Address: Work: 3 Clare Street, 1921->=1959.
Home: 52 Grove Park, Rathmines, 1911;  Bushfield House, Fairview, 1923..(2)

See WORKS; see also works of HIGGINBOTHAM & HIGGINBOTHAM & amp; STAFFORD. STAFFORD.



References

Information not otherwise referenced in this entry is from lists of ICEI members in TICEI and Thom's directories.


(1) Irish Times, 30 Jun 1931.
(2) Frederick Chatterton (ed.), Who's Who in Architecture (1923), 233. 


4 work entries listed in chronological order for STAFFORD, ARTHUR JAMES


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RATHMINES, HOUSES (031)
Date: 1931
Nature:  Scheme of 31 3-bedroom houses 'on an exceptionally open and healthy site' for tenant-purchasers for Rathmines Public Utility Society. Contractor: R.E. Mellon & sons, Brighton Sq, Rathmines.
Refs:  Irish Times, 30 Jun 1931 (illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE STREET, NO. 001-2 (PROVINCIAL BANK)
Date: 1937
Nature: Works at same. With W.M. Mitchell.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0025

Building: CO. MAYO, KILTIMAGH, PROVINCIAL BANK
Date: 1937-38
Nature: New bank. With W.M. Mitchell.
Refs: Drawings (3 designs, one of which was built) &c., 1928, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin XII, Roll 7; IAA, PKS 0026

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PATRICK STREET, NO. 029 (DUBLIN HOSIERY CO.)
Date: 1950
Nature: Alts. & additional storey. By 'H.A. Stafford'. i.e. A.J. Stafford?
Refs: IB 92, 29 Apr 1950, 442