Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, active in the United States from the late 1820s until 1871. Charles Blaney Cluskey is said to have been born in Co. Offaly circa 1808-1809, but his background is unknown. He is thought to have had a brother named Arthur, which suggests that he might have been a son or relative of ARTHUR CLUSKEY ARTHUR CLUSKEY . In 1827 he emigrated to the United States. He may have received his architectural training with the firm of Town & Davis in New York before moving to Savannah, Georgia in 1829. During the 1830s he made his mark as a Greek Revival architect in Georgia with his Medical College in Augusta (1834-37) and the Governor's Mansion at Milledgeville (1837-40). He worked in Washington, DC, from 1847 to 1869, when he returned to Georgia. He died from malaria in Georgia in 1871.


All information in this entry is from the New Georgia Encyclopedia (www.georgiaencyclopedia.org) and from a letter from J.L. Sibley Jennings, Jr., Commission of Fine Arts, Washington DC, to Jeremy Craig, 27 Dec 1971.