Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer, of Dublin, active from the 1880s until 1922 or later. Thomas Forsyth spent one year as a pupil of MARMADUKE BACKHOUSE  MARMADUKE BACKHOUSE before joining the staff of the Board of Public Works as a draughtsman and occasional surveyor. After spending four years working with the Board, he was then for a few months an assistant to JOHN GEORGE GAMBLE JOHN GEORGE GAMBLE , working on the Barrow and other drainage works. It was perhaps as a result of Gamble's untimely death in November 1889 that he entered the works department of the St James's Gate Brewery, under WESLEY WILLIAM WILSON WESLEY WILLIAM WILSON , at about the same time. He remained at the brewery for at least ten years and probably for the rest of his career.

ICEI: elected associate, 1895; elected associate member, 1899; still an associate member in 1922 but has disappeared from membership list for 1924..

Addresses: Home: 5 Royal Terrace, Fairview, Clontarf, <=1894-1902; 4 Florina Villas, Terenure, 1906; 1 Eaton Square, Terenure, 1912-1922.



All information in this entry is from ICEI membership applications, III, 24, and from ICEI membership lists.

Author Title Date Details
Forsyth, Thomas 'Developments in sanitation as applied to dwellings' 1903 IB 45, 17,31 Dec 1903, 3039,3078; 46, 16,30 Jan 1904, 28,60.