Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DERRY, DERRY, STRAND ROAD, OLD FOYLE COLLEGE

Name: ELSAM, RICHARD #
Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, STRAND ROAD, OLD FOYLE COLLEGE
Date: 1808
Nature: Tudor Gothic; completed by John Bowden in 'Regency classical style'.
Refs: Engraved perspective view as frontispiece to Richard Elsam, The Gentleman and Builder's Assistant (Derry, 1808); engraved plan and elevation in Guildhall Library, Fishmongers' Company 1959/folio IV, 113, see Hugh Dixon, Ulster Architecture 1800-1900 (UAHS, 1972), 21 (no.96); Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (4th edn, 2008), 356.

Name: BOWDEN, JOHN [2]
Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, STRAND ROAD, OLD FOYLE COLLEGE
Date: 1809-1814
Nature: JB engaged in superintending the new buildings of endowed school of Derry, 1809. School moved to new premises, 1814.…has sent in drawings of an elevation and corresponding plans’
Refs: Signed plan and coloured elevation in Guildhall Library, Fishmongers' Company 1959/folio II.1.60-1, see Hugh Dixon, Ulster Architecture 1800-1900 (UAHS, 1972), 21 (no. 97); printed Report of Managers of Academical Institution, Belfast., for year ending 4 July 1809 in Soane Museum, SM Archive : Private Correspondence V.F.; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 390; A. Rowan & J. Tracey, City of Derry (UAHS, 197), 40

Name: BOEHM, JOSEPH EDGAR (SIR) *#
Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, STRAND ROAD, OLD FOYLE COLLEGE
Date: ?
Nature: Statue of John Lawrence, 1st Baron Lawrence, brought from Lahore in 1903
Refs: Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 390;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 100.