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Architects & Historical Figures

07 June 2009

Cousin, David (1809-78)

David Cousin was born in North Leith in 1809 (christened 28 May), the son of John Cousin, joiner and his wife Isabella Paterson. He was articled to his father as a joiner but...

07 June 2009

Cullen, Alexander (1856-1911)

Alexander Cullen was born on 18 June 1856 at Craigneuk, Wishaw, the son of William Cullen and his wife Mary Hill. Initially he was apprenticed to a builder, but he then attended Glasgow...

06 June 2009

Cullen, T.J. (1880-1947)

Thomas Joseph Cullen was pprenticed to Ashlin and Coleman in Dublin before practising privately from 1908 onwards. He worked on several projects in Dublin for Matthew J. McCabe in the early years of...

31 August 2009

Cuypers, Petrus J.H. (1827-1921)

Petrus J. H. Cuypers, also known as Pierre Cuypers, was responsible for the design of many churches in neo-Gothic style in the Netherlands, and as such is one of the leading figures in...

06 June 2009

Darley, Frederick (1798-1872)

From a prominent family of whom several were architects and who owned a quarry in Meath that supplied stone to many important buildings around Leinster. Darley’s most important works are the Merchant’s Hall...

06 June 2009

Darley, Hugh (1701-1771)

Another member of the Darley family who owned the Ardbraccan and Golden Hill quarries, Hugh Darley was also associated with Trinity College. He was the architect of the Dining Hall and supervised the...

18 July 2009

Davidson, Charles (d.1925)

Charles Davidson was born in Forfar and seems to have been an assistant to Peddie & Kinnear in Edinburgh but moved to Paisley in 1875 to work on their National Bank and Bank...

07 June 2009

Davis, Arthur Joseph (1878-1951)

Davis studied at École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the 1880s. He was a senior partner in the firm Mewes & Davis, with Charles Mewès. The firm designed the construction and decoration of...

07 June 2009

Dawber, Sir Edward Guy (1861-1938)

Edward Guy Dawber was born at King’s Lynn in 1861, the son of a merchant there. He was articled to William Adams in the same town about 1877 and then moved to Dublin...