ADAMSON, JOSEPH WILLIAM
- Born: 1905c Died: 1961
Belfast Corporation housing architect, c.1951-1961. Joseph William Adamson was born circa 1905. Before coming to Belfast, he worked in England, first as assistant architect at Hanley, Staffordshire, and then as the deputy borough architect at Huddersfield. He was appointed deputy city architect of Belfast in 1948(1) and held the position until his death on 8 January 1961 at the age of fifty-six. The cause of death was a haemhorrage which may have been caused by a fall in the slippery corridor of the corporation's Academy Street offices.(2)
RIBA: elected associate, 1946.
Town Planning Institute: associate member.
Address: Wandsworth Road, Belfast, at time of death.
(1) IB 90, 25 Dec 1948, 1054.
(2) IB 103, 24 Jun 1961, ?.
5 work entries listed in chronological order for ADAMSON, JOSEPH WILLIAM
|Building:||CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL PARK AVENUE ESTATE, HOUSES (174)|
|Nature:||174 new houses on Donegall Park Ave estate.|
|Refs:||IB 93, 17 Mar 1951, 302|
|Building:||CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT|
|Nature:||New housing development. Contractor: Fortis Construction, Ltd.|
|Refs:||IB 96, 10 Apr 1954, 347(illus.)|
|Building:||CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SYDENHAM AVENUE, FLATS|
|Refs:||IB 98, 28 Jan 1956, 78(illus.)|
|Building:||CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NORTH QUEEN STREET, HOUSING ESTATE|
|Nature:||Development of former Victoria Barracks and adjoining area as municipal housing estate.|
|Refs:||IB 98, 25 Feb 1956, 153; IB 102, 21 Feb 1959, 111|
|Building:||CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ANNADALE EMBANKMENT, HOUSING SCHEME|
|Nature:||lst all-electric housing scheme|
|Refs:||IB 101, 11 Jul 1959, 497|