Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NATIONAL MUSEUM

Name: FLACK, CHARLES HORATIO #
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NATIONAL MUSEUM
Date: 1881-2
Nature: One of 5 shortlisted candidates (all English) in first competition.
Refs: IAA, PKS B11/02; Rena Lohan, Guide to the archives of the Office of Public Works, (OPW, 1994), 43

Name: BROMILOW & CHEERS #
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NATIONAL MUSEUM
Date: 1881-82
Nature: One of 5 shortlisted competition entrants (all English) in first competition.
Refs: Set of 7 drawings in NA, OPW5HC/1/4; IAA, PKS B11/02; B 41, ? 1881, 434,467,717; 42, 14 Jan,? 1882, 57,698; 44, ? 1883, 396,572; IB 24, 15 Nov 1882, 326; Rena Lohan, Guide to the archives of the Office of Public Works, (OPW, 1994), 43

Name: DREW, THOMAS (SIR)
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NATIONAL MUSEUM
Date: 1881-82
Nature: Unselected competition entrant in first competition.
Refs: Design exh. RHA 1882, no. 633

Name: ROBINSON, JOHN LOFTUS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NATIONAL MUSEUM
Date: 1881-82
Nature: Entrant in first (and second?) competition.
Refs: Designs exh. RHA 1882, no. 650, 1884, no. 368

Name: FREEMAN, RICHARD KNILL #
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NATIONAL MUSEUM
Date: 1881-82
Nature: Winner of first competition.
Refs: IAA, PKS B11/028; Rena Lohan, Guide to the archives of the Office of Public Works, (OPW, 1994), 43-45.

Name: LEE, ERNEST CLAUDE AYTON #
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NATIONAL MUSEUM
Date: 1881-82
Nature: Shortlisted entrant in first competition. Motto 'Aliquid in Amphora'.. Exhibits premiated design for 'Art Museum, Dublin' at RA, 1883..
Refs: 10 drawings in NA, OPW5HC/1/2,3; IAA, PKS B11/02; RA 1883, no. 1179; perspective view repr. in Building News 45, 5 Oct 1883;  Rena Lohan, Guide to the archives of the Office of Public Works, (OPW, 1994), 43

Name: KAYE-PARRY, WILLIAM
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NATIONAL MUSEUM
Date: 1881-82
Nature: Unselected competition entrant in first competition.
Refs: Design exh. RHA, 1882, no. 643

Name: GODWIN, EDWARD WILLIAM #
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NATIONAL MUSEUM
Date: 1881-82
Nature: Unselected competition entrant in first competition.
Refs: Drawings in Victoria & Albert Museum, RIBA drawings collection PA283/1(1-11), see British Architectural Library Catalogue, http://riba.sirsidynix.net.uk/uhtbin/cgisirsi/QY0BWPhHh3/MAIN_CAT/201970011/9 (last visited May 2009) and Jill Lever, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects G-K (1973), 31

Name: FENNELL, WILLIAM JOHN
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NATIONAL MUSEUM
Date: 1881-82
Nature: Unselected competition entrant in first competition.
Refs: Design exh. RHA, 1882, no. 644

Name: DEANE, THOMAS NEWENHAM, & SON
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NATIONAL MUSEUM
Date: 1881-82
Nature: Unselected competition entrant in first competition.
Refs: IB 24, 15 Nov 1882, 326.

Name: STIRLING, WILLIAM
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NATIONAL MUSEUM
Date: 1881-82
Nature: Unselected competition entrant in first competition. Design exh. RHA 1882.
Refs: Design exh. RHA, 1882, nos. 628,632

Name: HOLME & HORNBLOWER *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NATIONAL MUSEUM
Date: 1883
Nature: Entrants in second competition.
Refs: IAA, PKS A07, p.213 (Jun-Aug 1885)

Name: OWEN, CHARLES ASTLEY
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NATIONAL MUSEUM
Date: 1883
Nature: Entrant with [Robert Alexander?] Briggs in second competition.
Refs: Design exh. RHA 1884, nos. 373,374

Name: MITCHELL, WILLIAM MANSFIELD
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NATIONAL MUSEUM
Date: 1883
Nature: Shortlisted candidate in second competition.
Refs: Design exh. RHA 1885, no. 537; Irish Times, 23 Sep 1890

Name: MILLAR & SYMES
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NATIONAL MUSEUM
Date: 1883
Nature: Entrants in second competition.
Refs: Irish Times, 24 Sep 1890

Name: DREW, THOMAS (SIR)
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NATIONAL MUSEUM
Date: 1883
Nature: Unselected finalist in second competition. In association with W. Mitchell.
Refs: B 45, 1 Dec 1883, 719; 27, 1 Mar 1885, 67(illus.); design exh. RHA 1884, no. 367; IAA, PKS A07, p.213 (Jun-Aug 1885);  Irish Times, 24 Sep 1890.

Name: DEANE, THOMAS NEWENHAM, & SON
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NATIONAL MUSEUM
Date: 1884-1890
Nature: Winners of second competition. Builder: Beckett. Clerk of works: Ashworth.  Beckett's foreman of works: Dycer.   Amount of tender: £70,000. Contractor for prelimnary excavation and drainage work,J.S. Goodfellow. FS laid Apr 1885.  Initial progress delayed by protracted stonemasons' strike.  Builidng formally janded over by contractors to client, 4 Nov 1`889. Opening ceremony, 29 Aug 1890. Dominant influence in design said to be Thomas Manly Deane's.
Refs: Drawing(s) dated 1885 in OPW; 8 drawings in RIA; IAA, PKS 0650, B11/02, B12/10, B13/02, B14/01, B15/04 (missing), B16/30, A07 (Jun1885-Jan1890, pp.212-215,254,270-271,275,341,343,374,376-77); RHA 1887, no. 217; IB 24, 15 Nov 1885, 326,335; 26, 15 Apr 1884, ?; 27, 15 Apr 1885, 115; 28, 15 Jul,1,15 Aug 1886, 201(illus.),216(illus.),230(illus.); 29, 1 Dec 1887, 327(illus.); 31, 1 Jul,1 Aug 1889, 175,204; 32, 15 Jul,1 Sep 1890, 175,212; 35, 1 Mar 1893, 61(illus.); 46, 31 Dec 1904, 884(illus.), 75, 11 Feb 1933, 97;  B 41, 1 Oct 1881, 434; 46. 12 Apr 1884, 507; 47, 16 Aug 1884, 221,284; 59, 23 Aug 1890, 153;  Irish Times, 2 Dec 1884,12 Dec 1885,29 Jul,14 May,23,28 Aug 1886, 20 Apr 1887, 7 Feb,7 Jul 1888, 25 Feb,4 Nov 1889, 29,30 Aug 1890; Viscount Powerscourt, A Description and History of Powerscourt (1903), 111; Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (Cork University Press, 1997), 393-4;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005),479-481 (with plan).

Name: BEATER, GEORGE PALMER
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NATIONAL MUSEUM
Date: 1885
Nature: Proposed design.
Refs: IB 27, 1 May 1885, 133

Name: OPPENHEIMER, LUDWIG, LTD *#
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NATIONAL MUSEUM
Date: 1890
Nature: Mosaic floors..
Refs: Irish Times, 4 Oct 1889;  Michael Holland, UCC Heritage Centre, citing www.hoi.ie/dubguide/nmiah.shtml;  Robert Field, 'A legacy of inspiration and beauty', Andamento (Journal of the British Association for Modern Mosaic),  Vol. 7 (2013), 25;  Oppenheimer brochure, 1905 (information from Robert Field, Swanage, Dorset, Apr 2013).

Name: CAMBI, CARLO *#
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NATIONAL MUSEUM
Date: 1890a
Nature: 33 carved doors.
Refs: Patricia McCarthy, 'From Torpedo Boat to Temples of Culture: Carlo Cambi's Route to Ireland', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 18 (2002), 73-74,75(illus.)

Name: MILLIGAN, JOHN *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NATIONAL MUSEUM
Date: 1891a
Nature: JM responsible for work in the 'new buildings' in Kildare St.
Refs: IB 33, 15 Apr 1891, 89

Name: MCGLOUGHLIN, JOHN *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NATIONAL MUSEUM
Date: ?
Nature: McGloughlin & Son 'executed all the iron work for the Science and Art Museum in Kildare Street'.
Refs: Irish Times, 23 Nov 1895.