Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

English architect, for whom see Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), I, 72, and A. Stuart Gray, Edwardian Architecture(1985), 93-95. During World War I, when his practice in England dwindled, Frank Atkinson came to Dublin and worked in the office of ASHLIN & COLEMAN. ASHLIN & COLEMAN. (1) He was probably responsible for the design for rebuilding Clery's department store in O'Connell Street, Dublin, after the Easter Rising, which is effectively a reduced version of his earlier design for Selfridge's in London. On 10 January 1918 he lectured to the AAI on hotels.(2)

An undated drawing of sections of the fa├žade of the GEC. Building, London, Kingsway, by R. Frank Atkinson is in the AAI, T.J. Cullen Collection, Acc. 85/74, Bin 42, Roll 13.

Robert Frank Atkinson is not to be confused with ROBERT ATKINSON [2]. ROBERT ATKINSON [2].

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References



(1) AAI Green Book(1918), 7.


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, NO. 021-27 (CLERY & CO.)
Date: 1917-1921;1925
Nature: RFA, then working for Ashlin & Coleman probably responsible for the design for rebuilding Clery's department store in O'Connell Street, Dublin, after the Easter Rising, which is effectively a reduced version of his earlier design for Selfridge's in London. Reinforced concrete Hennebique frame.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 218.