Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer and architect, of Belfast. Walter Wheeler, a son of Charles Crothers Wheeler of Holywood and Knockbreda, Co. Down, and a brother of CHARLES FORDYCE WHEELER CHARLES FORDYCE WHEELER , was born on 10 December 1878 and educated at the Belfast Royal Academical Institution. He was a pupil of PETER CHALMERS COWAN  PETER CHALMERS COWAN from 1894 to 1898 and in the same period attended classes at the Belfast Science and Art School. He remained Cowan's assistant for a further year, until 1899, when he was appointed engineer to Castlereagh and Newtownards Rural District Councils and an assistant county surveyor for Co. Down. He also set up a private practice.  He died in August 1936.  He had married circa 1902 but had no children at the time of the 1911 census.  His practice was carried on by his nephew OLIVER NEILL WHEELER. OLIVER NEILL WHEELER. (1)

In his youth Walter Wheeler was a football and hockey player and a founder member of the Ulster Literary Theatre.

ICEI: elected associate member, 6 December 1911.(2)
Inst.CE: associate member,

Addresses: Work: Bloomfield, Belfast, 1911-1932.(3)
Home: 142 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, 1911 until death.

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from ICEI membership applications, II, 114, and from the brief obituary in IB 78, 22 Aug 1936, 732.

(1) IB 78, 3,17 Oct 1936, 880,926.
(2) TICEI 38 (1911-12), 27.
(3) From ICEI membership lists unless otherwise stated.
(4) IB 76, 7 Apr 1934, 293.


17 work entries listed in chronological order for WHEELER, WALTER KENNEDY


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Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CREGAGH, SEWERAGE
Date: 1909
Nature: New sewerage scheme. To cost £5,000Contractor: Grainger Bros., Belfast. Consulting engineers: Swiney & Croasdaile.
Refs: IB 51, 6 Mar,27 Nov,25 Dec 1909, 154,762,826; 52, 3 Sep,12 Nov 1910, 566,711

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CASTLEREAGH, SEWERAGE
Date: 1910
Nature: New sewerage scheme. Contractor: R.D. Pollock, Bangolr, Co. Down.
Refs: IB 52, 12 Nov 1910, 711

Building: CO. DOWN, CULTRA, SEWERAGE
Date: 1910
Nature: Tenders invited for extending Cultra sewage purification works. For Castlereagh RDC.
Refs: IB 52, 3 Sep 1910, 566

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FITZROY AVENUE, SHOP & HOUSE
Date: 1927
Nature: Shop & house, for Mr E. Collins. Archt: 'W. Wheeler'.
Refs: IB 69, 1 Oct 1927, 729

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CONNSBROOK AVENUE, HOUSE
Date: 1928
Nature: New villa. Archt: 'W. Wheeler'.
Refs: IB 70, 23 Jun 1928, 550

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, PARKGATE AVENUE, HOUSES (006)
Date: 1928
Nature: 6 new houses. Archt: 'W. Wheeler'.
Refs: IB 70, 18 Aug 1928, 712

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NEWTOWNARDS ROAD UPR (& BETHANY STREET), SHOP & HOUSE
Date: 1930
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 72, 22 Nov 1930, 1055

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CASTLEVIEW ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1930
Nature: New house.
Refs: IB 72, 16 Aug 1930, 727

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CONNSBROOK GROVE, HOUSES (013)
Date: 1930
Nature: 13 new houses.
Refs: IB 72, 5 Jul 1930, 604

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, PARKGATE AVENUE, HOUSES (005)
Date: 1930
Nature: 5 new houses. Archt: 'W. Wheeler'.
Refs: IB 72, 26 Apr 1930, 583

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FORTWILLIAM PARK, HOUSES
Date: 1932
Nature: Plans passed for 8 houses in Fortwilliam Pk & Alexandra Gdns. for Mssrs. Hanna & Bailie.
Refs: IB 74, 30 Jul 1932, 696

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FORTWILLIAM PARK, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1932
Nature: Plans passed for 2 houses & conservatories, for Hanna & Bailie.
Refs: IB 74, 24 Sep 1932, 864

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, HOLYWOOD ROAD (& LOMOND AVE), SHOPS (003)
Date: 1932
Nature: Plans passed for 3 lock-up shops, for J. Hanna.
Refs: IB 74, 18 Jun 1932, 568

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LANSDOWNE ROAD, HOUSES (006) & GARAGES (006)
Date: 1933
Nature: Plans passed for 6 new houses & 'motor sheds' for S. Hanna. Archt: 'W. Wheeler'.
Refs: IB 75, 26 Aug 1933, 734

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FALLS ROAD, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1934
Nature: 2 new houses.
Refs: IB 76, 6 Oct 1934, 865

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DUNDONALD, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1934
Nature: Sewerage and water supply scheme, for Castlereagh RDC.
Refs: IB 76, 7 Apr 1934, 293

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DUNDONALD, SEWERAGE
Date: 1934
Nature: Sewerage and water supply scheme, for Castlereagh RDC.
Refs: IB 76, 7 Apr 1934, 293