Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HOLLES STREET (& MERRION SQUARE), NATIONAL MATERNITY HOSPITAL

Name: BYRNE, RALPH HENRY
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HOLLES STREET (& MERRION SQUARE), NATIONAL MATERNITY HOSPITAL
Date: 1931-1937
Nature: New hospital on corner of Merrion Sq. (site of Antrim House). Architectural sculpture by Albert Power. Contractor: G. & T. Crampton.
Refs: Designs, dated 1933, in IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc.2006/142; IB 73, 1931, 830,1071,1103; 74, 13 Feb 1932, 137,164,506,611,846; 75, 1933, 362,1072; 76, 1934, 1069; 77, 1935, 923; 79, 1937, 342 (illus.); Centenary Celebration of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland and Conference of The Royal Institute of British Architects 21st to 24th June 1939, 61(illus.);  Ruth McManus, Crampton Built (Dublin: G. & T. Crampton, 2008), 100-103(illus.);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 584.


Name: POWER, ALBERT GEORGE *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HOLLES STREET (& MERRION SQUARE), NATIONAL MATERNITY HOSPITAL
Date: 1937a
Nature: Corinthian capitals, window case consoles,modillion brackets on cornice, panel above Merrion Square door and swags etc in tympanum of pedimenT.
Refs: Illus. in illus. in Dara O' Conaola, Saol agus Saothar: Albert Power (Ceardshiopa Inis Oirr Teo, 19, 1996), 49.
Information from David Griffin.