Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. CORK, CORK, TURNER'S CROSS, CHURCH OF CHRIST THE KING (RC)

Name: BYRNE, FRANCIS BARRY #
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, TURNER'S CROSS, CHURCH OF CHRIST THE KING (RC)
Date: 1927-1931
Nature: New reinforced concrete church, commissioned early 1927. Work started Mar 1929. FS laid 21 Jul 1929. Consecrated Oct 1931 when 'not yet...quite completed'. Execution supervised by J.R. Boyd Barrett. Contractor: John Buckley, Cork. Mosaic mural by H.V. McGoldrick, An Tur Gloine. Terrazzo work by John O'Hara & Co., Dublin. Total cost will approach £30,000.
Refs: Photocopies of letters from BB and J.R. Boyd Barrett to Bishop Daniel Cohalan, 1927-31, outline specifications, n.d. and statement of contracts, 1932, in IAA; AJ 67, 4 Apr 1928, 489; Architectural Record 65 (May 1929), 463-466(illus.); American Architect 138 (Nov 1930), 52-3(illus.); IB 71, 3 Aug 1929, 703; 73, 25 Apr,21 Nov 1931, 372,1018(illus.); 74, 13 Aug 1932, 723(illus. in advertisement); 78, 2 May,8 Aug 1936, 366,687; B 148?, 4 Mar,8 Apr 1932, 423-4(illus.),641(illus.);  Irish Times, 26 Oct,2 Nov 1931;  Architect & Building News 130, 1 Apr 1932, 5,9-11 (illus.) Capuchin Annual 12 (1941), 84-5; 22 (1953-4), 123; JCHAS (1943), 27; Sally Chappell, 'Barry Byrne: Architecture and Writings', unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1968, 95; Sean Rothery, Ireland and the New Architecture 1900-1940 (1991), 155-168;  Paul Larmour, Free State Architecture:  Modern Movement architecture in Ireland, 1922-1949 (Kinsale: Gandon Editions, 2009) , 17-19(illus.).

Name: BARRETT, JAMES RUPERT EDWARD BOYD
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, TURNER'S CROSS, CHURCH OF CHRIST THE KING (RC)
Date: 1928-1931
Nature: Supervising architect of design by Barry Byrne of Chicago
Refs: IB 70, 15 Sep 1928, 798; 71, 3 Aug 1929, 703; T.F. McNamara, Portrait of Cork (1981),230; Sean Rothery, Ireland and the New Architecture 1900-1940 (1991), 155-168; photocopies of letters from BB and J.R. Boyd Barrett to Bishop Daniel Cohalan, 1927-31, outline specifications, n.d. and statement of contracts, 1932, in IAA.

Name: STORRS, JOHN HENRY BRADLY *#
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, TURNER'S CROSS, CHURCH OF CHRIST THE KING (RC)
Date: 1930
Nature: Relief of Christ the King at main entrance to church.
Refs: Copy letters from Storrs fo J.R. Boyd Barrett in IAA, RP.D.197

Name: MCGOLDRICK, HUBERT *
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, TURNER'S CROSS, CHURCH OF CHRIST THE KING (RC)
Date: 1935-36
Nature: Opus sectile mosaic (Crucifixion with the Virgin and St John).
Refs: Nicola Gordon Bowe, David Caron & Michael Wynne, Gazetteer of Irish Stained Glass (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1988), 40.