Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NO. 001 (KILDARE STREET CLUB)  Street numbers may have changed due to re-numbering

Name: DEANE, SON & WOODWARD
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NO. 001 (KILDARE STREET CLUB)
Date: 1859-1861
Nature: New Venetian Gothic premises. Begun Feb 1859; built to 1st floor level by Nov 1849;  opened Nov 1861. Contractor: Cockburn. Cost over £25,000. (Building divided, 1954ca;  stairhall destroyed, 1971.)
Refs: IAA, PKS A03 (Sep 1861, p.41v); DB 1, 1 Mar,1 Nov 1859, 33,34,144; 2, 1 Jul 1860, 292,294(illus.); 3, 15 Aug,1 Dec 1861, 600,692; B 17, 16 Apr,12 Nov 1859, 272,750; 18, 19 May 1860, 311; 19, 31 Aug 1861, 599;  Building News 6,  20 January 1860,  44,49(illus.);  Eve Blau, Ruskinian Gothic (1982), 122,125,126-32,136,191n,pls.126-137; Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (Cork University Press, 1997), 329-340(illus.);  Paul Caffrey, Kildare Street & University Club: Catalogue of the the collection (2003), 16-17(illus.);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 488-490,Pls.70,71..

Name: HARRISON, CHARLES WILLIAM *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NO. 001 (KILDARE STREET CLUB)
Date: 1859-61
Nature: CWH possibly worked on carving. Caffrey states that he did carvings of snakes, snails and butterfiles on staircase.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (1997), 336-7; see also letter from Walter Mahon-Smith, 'Angels and Monkeys', Irish Times, 10 May 1967;  P. Harbison, 'The Kildare Street Club Monkeys', Irish Times, 22 Jul 1976, and F. O'Dwyer's response in Irish Times, 28 Jul 1976;  Paul Caffrey, Kildare Street & University Club: Catalogue of the the collection (2003), 76;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 489.

Name: COCKBURN, GILBERT [1] *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NO. 001 (KILDARE STREET CLUB)
Date: 1859-61
Nature: GC contractor
Refs: IAA, PKS A03 (Sep, Oct 1861, p.41v); DB 4, 15 Feb 1862, 43

Name: PURDY & OUTHWAITE *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NO. 001 (KILDARE STREET CLUB)
Date: 1861
Nature: External and internal carving executed by 'Mr Purdy'.
Refs: DB 3, 1 Dec 1861, 692; Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (1997), 338; see also P. Harbison, 'The Kildare Street Club Monkeys', Irish Times, 22 Jul 1976, and F. O'Dwyer's response in Irish Times, 28 Jul 1976;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 489.

Name: O'SHEA, JAMES & JOHN *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NO. 001 (KILDARE STREET CLUB)
Date: 1861a
Nature: 'The identity of the carvers [of the external mullions] has been the subject of much discussion, and it seems that the O'Shea brothers worked here together with C.W. Harrison and Charles William Purdy' (Casey)
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 489.

Name: MILLAR & SYMES
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NO. 001 (KILDARE STREET CLUB)
Date: 1897-98
Nature: Works at.
Refs: Diary of R.C. Millar (entries for 8 Jul 1897,21 Mar,11 Aug 1898) in collection of Mrs D. Millar, 1976

Name: BRADBURY, EDWIN
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NO. 001 (KILDARE STREET CLUB)
Date: 1909
Nature: Squash and raquets court.
Refs: IB 51, 2 Oct 1909, 629

Name: MITCHELL, W. M., & SONS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NO. 001 (KILDARE STREET CLUB)
Date: 1929-34;1954
Nature: Alts.
Refs: Drawings, &c., in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell collection, 79/17, Bin V, Rolls 2a, 2b; IB 96, 9 Oct 1954, 993

Name: HILL, OLIVER FRANCIS #
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NO. 001 (KILDARE STREET CLUB)
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed new indoor swimming pool.
Refs: Drawings in Victoria & Albert Museum, RIBA Drawings Collection, PA494/10(1-2), see British Architectural Library Catalogue, http://riba.sirsidynix.net.uk/uhtbin/cgisirsi/bgSfNBKF7r/MAIN_CAT/274450013/9 (last visited Apr 2009)