JOHNSTON, GEORGE LEOPOLD
- Born: 1862/3 Died: -
Civil engineer, of Dublin and Wicklow. George Leopold Johnston, who appears to have been the son of RICHARD JOHNSTON  , was born in Dublin in 1862 or 1863 and studied engineering at Trinity College, receiving the BAI degree in 1885.(1) By the following year he had been appointed architect to Rathdrum Union Board of Guardians with the responsibility for designing labourers' cottages at various locations in the union, including Glenealy, Newtownmountkennedy and Rathnew.(2) He appears in the 1911 census as a married forty-eight-year-old 'C.E. and draughtsman', living as a boarder in Wicklow town.
Addresses: 151 Leinster Road, Rathmines, 1886;(3) 2 Leitrim Place, Wicklow, 1911.
Information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from the 1911 census of Ireland.
(1) R.C. Cox, compiler, Trinity College School of Engineering: 'Graduates' in Engineering 1843-1992 (1993), unpaginated.
(2) Wicklow Newsletter, 20,27 Feb,22 May,31 Jul,14 Aug,25 Sep 1886.
(3) Wicklow Newsletter, 22 May 1886.
3 work entries listed in chronological order for JOHNSTON, GEORGE LEOPOLD
|Building:||CO. WICKLOW, GLENEALY, HOUSES (004)|
|Nature:||'Mr. G. Johnston' architect of 4 labourers' cottages for Rathdrum Union Board of Guardians.
Wicklow Newsletter, 25 Sep 1886.
|Building:||CO. WICKLOW, NEWTOWNMOUNTKENNEDY, HOUSES (004)|
|Nature:||'Mr Johnston' designs 4 labourers' cottages for Rathdrum Union Board of Guardians. Tenders invited, Aug 1886. Contractor: Edward Clarke.
Wicklow Newsletter, 31 Jul,14 Aug,13 Nov 1886.
|Building:||CO. WICKLOW, RATHNEW, HOUSES|
|Nature:||Labourers' cottages, for Rathdrum Union Board of Guardians.
Wicklow Newsletter, 22 May 1886.