Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

James Barber won one of two second class premiums at the Royal Dublin Society's School of Drawing in Architecture on 14 December 1826.(1) He may possibly have been a son or connection of James Barber, builder, of 20 Whitefriar Street, Dublin, in business as James Barber & Sons, from the 1830s until the 1850s.(2)


(1) MS. transcript from Royal Dublin Society minutes of School of Architectural Design admissions and prizewinners (in IAA).
(2) This James Barber may be the same person as the James Barber who was admitted a freeman of the City of Dublin as a member of the Guild of Bricklayers by Grace Especial at Midsummer 1810. ('An alphabetical list of the Freemen of the City of Dublin, 1774-1824', The Irish Ancestor XV (1983), Nos. 1 & 2, 24).