Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

English-born lighthouse engineer, for whom see the obituary in Min.Proc.Inst.CE 197, 331-2.  William Tregarthen Douglass, who was son of JOHN NICHOLAS DOUGLASS  JOHN NICHOLAS DOUGLASS and nephew of WILLIAM DOUGLASS WILLIAM DOUGLASS ,  was also inspecting engineer to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, and as such was responsible for the design of the lifeboat houses at Portrush, Co. Antrim (1901), and Skerries, Co. Dublin (1902).  His own death occurred by drowning when his sailing boat capsized off Start Point, Devon, on 10 August 1913.

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Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, LIFEBOAT HOUSE
Date: 1900
Nature: Designs same for Royal National Lifeboat Institution..


Refs: Plan and elevations (blueprint), 1900, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/2/16 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, SKERRIES, LIFEBOAT HOUSE
Date: 1902
Nature: Designs same for Royal National Lifeboat Institution.  Tenders invited, June 1902.
Refs: Irish Times, 20 Jun 1902.