JONES, RUPERT A.
- Born: - Died: -
Architect, of Dublin. Rupert Jones was working for the Office of Public Works in Tipperary when he became a member of the AAI in 1914. He was transferred to Dublin in 1920 or 1921. He remained with the Office of Public works until 1932, when he set up in independent practice at D'Olier Chambers, D'Olier Street, Dublin. In about 1934 he became architect to the Mount Merrion Park 'garden city' development.(1) In 1935 he entered into a partnership with JOHN JOSEPH WINTERS which lasted until April 1937, when he announced in the Irish Builder that he was 'severing his connection with the firm of Messrs. Winters and Jones' but continuing his practice at the Mount Merrion Park estate office.(2) He may be the Rupert Jones whose death at the age of sixty seven is recorded in the registers of the in the South Dublin district for the third quarter of 1950;(3) this would correspond with the fact that he disappears from Thom's directories in 1951. Photographs by Jones of the Shannon Scheme were published in the Irish Builder for 2 October 1926.(4)
AAI: elected member, 1914; had ceased to be a member by 1930.
RIAI: elected member, 1919;(5) resigned, 1939.(6)
Royal Sanitary Institute: member by 1934.(7)
Addresses: Work: Office of Public Works, Tipperary, <=1914->=1920; Office of Public Works, Dublin, <=1921-1932; D'Olier Chambers, D'Olier Street, 1932->=1934; Estate Office, Mount Merrion Park, 1937-1938; 31 South Anne Street, <=1945-1950
Home: Jesmont, Crosthwaite Park, Dun Laoghaire, 1934a; River Green, Brookvale Road, Donnybrook, 1939->=1942.
See WORKS, BIBLIOGRAPHY.
All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from AAI and RIAI lists of members and Thom's directories.
(1) IB 76, 8 Sep 1934, 769.
(2) IB 79, 17 Apr 1937, 345.
(4) IB 68, 2 Oct 1926, 746.
(5) JRIAI (1920), 4.
(6) JRIAI (1940), 18.
(7) IB 76, 1 Dec 1934, 1022.
22 work entries listed in chronological order for JONES, RUPERT A.
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, IRISHTOWN, ST MATTHEW'S RECTORY|
|Nature:||Building erected by Messrs Jas. Beckett, Ltd., of Ringsend, and gardens laid out by Mr W.H. Lee, of Powerscourt, all under direction of Mr Rupert Jones M.R.I.A.I.
|Refs:||Irish Times, 18 April 1929.|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, WHITEHALL, HOUSES (040)|
|Nature:||20 pairs of new semi-detached 3-bedroomed houses (of varying external appearance) for Irish Civil Service Housing Association. Reinforced concrete construction, each house containing 5 rooms and a kitchen. Purchase price to be £660. Plans approved by City Architect, Mar/Apr 1928. Foundation stone of scheme laid 26 Mar 1928. Builder: Beckett, Ltd, Ringsend.|
|Refs:||Irish Times, 27 Mar,5 Apr 1928,25 Jul 1929(illus.); IB 70, 12 May 1928, 393|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, ?, HOUSES (004)|
|Nature:||4 two-storey houses. Builder: James Scott, Gordon Pl, Dublin.|
|Refs:||IB 72, 19 Jul 1930, 645|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EATON SQUARE (TERENURE), HOUSES (002)|
|Refs:||IB 73, 21 Nov 1931, 1016|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, STRADBROOK, HOUSES (002)|
|Nature:||Builder: Lee Bros., Arklow.|
|Refs:||IB 74, 17 Dec 1932, 1136; 76., 1 Dec 1934, 1022(illus.)|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, GLENAGEARY, SILCHESTER ROAD, HOUSES (002)|
|Nature:||For Mssrs. A.W. & P. Blake. Builder: J. Kenny & Sons, Harcourt St.|
|Refs:||IB 74, 23 Apr 1932, 391|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BLOOMFIELD AVENUE (CIRCULAR ROAD SOUTH), JEWISH NATIONAL SCHOOL|
|Nature:||Queen Anne style. Plans approved by City Architect, May 1932. Builder: John Kenny & Son, Harcourt St. Completed by Mar 1934.|
Irish Times, 12 May 1932, 5 Mar 1934(illus.); Sharman Kadish, Jewish Heritage in England (English Heritage, 2006), 206; Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 626.
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GEORGE'S QUAY, NO. 005-6 (& TARA STREET) (C.P. GLORNEY)|
|Nature:||Alts to premises on George's Quay, including new front, and 2 shops on Tara St. Contractor: J. & R. Thompson.|
|Refs:||IAA, PKS 0290, 0496|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CORR BRIDGE (HOWTH), HOUSE|
|Nature:||For Mr. McMillan.|
|Refs:||IB 75, 6 May 1933, 386|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, YORK ROAD, GRAMMAR SCHOOL|
|Nature:||Adds. Builder: Kearon & Rothwell, 80 Seafield Ave.|
|Refs:||IB 75, 29 Jul 1933, 654|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, MOUNT MERRION, MOUNT MERRION PARK HOUSING DEVELOPMENT|
|Nature:||Pairs of 2-storey semi-detached houses of different designs and iat least one detached house for Irish Homes Ltd. Perspective views of same in Irish Times, Mar-Jul 1934 (one of these is initalled and dated J.B 1934). Builder: John Kenny, Harcourt Road.|
|Refs:||Various proposals for houses for Irish Homes Ltd, 1934-35 in Fingal County Council, Public Health Housing Collection, nos. 1270,1294,1492?,1514, &c. Irish Times, 13,15,26 Mar,9 Jun,5,14 Jul,4,13 Oct, 10,24 Nov,12 Dec 1934, 23 Feb,30 Mar, 18 Apr 1935 (all illus.); IB 76, 8 Sep 1934, 769; 'You're living in 1935', supplement to Irish Industry 1935, 5,13 (original and photocopy in IAA, RP.D.270.1).|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, ROWAN PARK (STRADBROOK), HOUSE|
|Nature:||Builder: J. McCraide & Son, Malahide.|
|Refs:||IB 76, 10 Feb 1934, 114|
|Building:||CO. CAVAN, CAVAN, COUNTY HOSPITAL|
|Nature:||JJW appointed architect for proposed new hospital, 1934.. Earliest design by Winters & [Rupert] Jones, 1936. Redesigned by Winters & [Donald Tyndall], 1938-39. Not executed.|
|Refs:||IB 76, 8 Sep 1934, 769; F. O’Dwyer, Irish Hospital Architecture, a pictorial history (Department of Health and Children, 1997), 20, 69(illus.)|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, MOUNT MERRION, MOUNT MERRION PARK, GREENFIELD ROAD, NO. 038 (CUAN NA GREINE)|
|Nature:||Part of Mount Merrion Park development built for Mr & Mrs Vaughan Dempsey. Builder: John Kenny & Sons, Harcourt St.|
|Refs:||'Youre living in 1935'(promotion of Mount Merrion Park development and the all-electric home), supplement to Irish Industry 1935 (copy in IAA, RP.D.270.1)|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BALLSBRIDGE, HOUSE|
|Nature:||Builder: Kearon & Rothwell, Sandymount Ave.|
|Refs:||IB 76, 22 Sep 1934, 818|
|Building:||CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, DUBLIN ROAD, HOUSES (005)|
|Nature:||Tenders invited for erection of 5 bungalows, 1 detached house and 2 pairs of semi-detached houses. Archts: Winters & [Rupert] Jones.|
|Refs:||IB 77, 20 Apr 1935, 338|
|Building:||CO. KERRY, DINGLE, FEVER HOSPITAL|
|Nature:||Tenders invited by Co. Kerry Board of Health for erection and completion of fever hospital, dispensary and gate lodge, apr 1935. Archts: [J.J.] Winters] & [Rupert] Jones.|
|Refs:||IB 77, 6 Apr 1935, 293; 79, 9 Jan 1937, 33; Irish Times, 18 Apr 1935.|
|Building:||CO. KILKENNY, KILKENNY, DUBLIN ROAD, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM (ST CANICE'S HOSPITAL)|
|Nature:||Adds. costing £87,670. Archts: [J.J.]Winters & [Rupert] Jones.|
|Refs:||IB 78, 7 Mar 1936, 211|
|Building:||CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, DISTRICT HOSPITAL|
|Nature:||New hospital. Tenders invited, May, 1936. Archts: [J.J.]Winters & [Rupert] Jones.(afterwards Winters & [Donald] Tyndall.)|
|Refs:||IB 78, 2,16 May 1936, 390,435|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 025-27 (BUSWELL'S HOTEL)|
|Nature:||Works at same by Winters & [Rupert] Jones, afterwards Winters & [Donald] Tyndall. Contractor: Alexander Hull & Co. and/or Stone & Son.|
|Refs:||IAA, PKS 0517|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MAYFIELD ROAD, NO. 020|
|Nature:||Garage, for P.J. Dunne.|
|Refs:||IB 91, 16 Apr 1949, 356|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GREEN PARK (RATHGAR), HOUSES|
|Nature:||Proposed new development of 24 houses of 6 different types. Builder: John Kenny & Sons, Harcourt Rd.|
|Refs:||Undated publicity leaflet (photocopy in IAA, RP.D.312.10)|