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Henry Aaron Baker

02 October 2014

1791 – Tower of Lloyd, Kells, Co. Meath

Architect: Henry Aaron Baker An 18th-century lighthouse folly in the form of a giant Doric column, surmounted by glazed lantern, erected to the memory of Thomas Taylor, 1st Earl of Bective, by his...

26 March 2014

1789 – Bishop Gate, City Walls, Derry, Co. Derry

Architect: Henry Aaron Baker The present Bishop Gate was built in 1789 as a triumphal arch to mark the first centenary of the closing of the gates by The Apprentice Boys of Derry....

07 May 2012

1796 – Dublin Society, Hawkins St., Dublin

Architect: Henry Aaron Baker & Edward Parke In 1796 the Dublin Society moved from their building on Grafton Street, to Hawkins Street where they already had their “Repository.” The Society having taken additional...

09 January 2012

1801 – Proposal for St. George’s Church, Dublin

Architect: Henry Aaron Baker In 1800, eight architects were invited to submit proposals for St. George’s Church, even though a proposal by Francis Johnston had already been approved. Baker’s design placed third behind...

15 December 2011

1799 – Design for Westmoreland St., Dublin

Architect: Henry Baker Approved design for the Wide Streets Commissioner for facade treatement to Westmoreland Street. A further design was what was eventually constructed. Also illustrated in the design for where D’Olier and...

07 April 2010

1816 – The Honourable Society of Kings Inns, Henrietta Street, Dublin

Architects: James Gandon & Henry Aaron Baker This was the last great public building designed by James Gandon and was designed to provide study and residence facilities for barristers. As with the Four...

06 June 2009

Gandon, James (1743-1823)

James Gandon (1743-1823) was of French Huguenot descent and studied under William Chambers in England . His most important work in England was Nottingham County Hall of which only the façade survives. In...

06 June 2009

Byrne, Patrick (1783-1864)

Studied under Henry Aaron Baker at the Dublin Society Schools. Between 1820 and 1846 he worked as a measurer and then an architect with the Wide Streets Commissioners. After Catholic Emancipation allowed church...

06 June 2009

William Deane Butler (d. 1857)

Studied under Henry Aaron Baker at the Dublin Society Schools, and was a founding member of the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland, as well as the Society of Irish Artists. An engineer...

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