Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Belfast. John Mackenzie, son of the Rev. Joseph Mackenzie of Malone Presbyterian Church, Belfast, was born in September 1844 at Malone Manse. He attended the Belfast Academical Insitution and was then articled to ROBERT YOUNG  ROBERT YOUNG of Belfast. He subsequently entered into partnership with Young as YOUNG & YOUNG & amp; MACKENZIE MACKENZIE . He remained with the firm for the rest of his life. He died on 27 April 1917 after undergoing an operation.   He was unmarried.(1)  A magistrate for Belfast, he is described in his obituary in the Irish Builder as being of a retiring nature though actively involved in 'social schemes…when they were for the benefit of the people'. His recreations were riding and yachting.

RSAI: member by 1897.(2)

Addresses: Work: see YOUNG & YOUNG & amp; MACKENZIE. MACKENZIE.
Home:  412 Lisburn Road, Belfast, 1911.

For works, see under works of YOUNG & YOUNG & amp; MACKENZIE. MACKENZIE.


All information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from the biography of Mackenzie in R.M. Young, Belfast and the Province of Ulster in the 20th Century (1909), 601, which is illustrated with a portrait photograph, and the obituary in IB 59, 17 May 1917, 243. These have been superseded by the recent account of Mackenzie's  career in Paul Harron's definitive Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 44-47(illus.)..

(1) 1911 census, http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai001493404/ (last visited Mar 2009).
(2) JRSAI 27 (1897), list of members.