Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DUBLIN, DUNDRUM, CHURCHTOWN ROAD UPPER, PUBLIC LIBRARY

Name: BUTLER, RUDOLF MAXIMILIAN
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUNDRUM, CHURCHTOWN ROAD UPPER, PUBLIC LIBRARY
Date: 1912-1914
Nature: New Carnegie library.  Plans sent for approval  to Mr Carnege, Dec 1912, who donated £1,500., Dec 1912. Opened 19 Aug 1914. Contractor: Bower, Ballybrack. 'It is of a plain but attractive appearance, and its internal arrangements create a bright yet restful impression.  The walls are of a soft white, and the woodwork, including the furniture has a tasteful shade of green. Incandeswcent gas lighting has been installed...On the second storey is a fine, large room, suitable for public gatherings.'
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Refs: IB 54, 12 Oct,21 Dec 1912, 588,728; 55, 1,15,29 Mar 1913, 148,176,189,206; 56, 31 Jan 1914, 75;  Irish Times, 22 Aug 1914;  AJ 53, 25 May 1921, 657(illus.); Sean Rothery, Ireland and the New Architecture 1900-1940 (1991), 93 (illus.); Building News 104, 30 May 1913, 763 (illus.); Brendan Grimes, Irish Carnegie Libraries: a catalogue and architectural history (1998), 139-142(illus.)