Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Cork. Anthony Christopher Fitzgibbon, who was probably a son of Daniel Fitzgibbon of Robertsville, Friars' Walk, Cork, was born on 9 June 1906. He trained in the office of O'FLYNN & O'CONNOR  FLYNN & O'CONNOR and was still working for O'Connor in 1929 after the partnership with O'Flynn had been dissolved. Although he was elected a student of the RIAI in 1927, he never became a member. Nothing is recorded of his later career, apart from the fact that he designed the Ritz Cinema in Washington Street, Cork, in 1939.(1) It is just possible that he is the Christopher Anthony Fitzgibbon, who was elected an associate of the RIBA in 1952 and was living in Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) in 1957.(2)

RIAI: elected student , 1927.

Addresses: Robertsville, Friar's Walk, Cork, <=1926->=1929; 3 St Stephen's Place, 1932; 44 Grand Parade, Cork, 1933.


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Fitzgibbon's application to sit the RIBA's intermediate exam for registration as a student, 26 Nov 1926, and from two letters re his subscription, dated Oct and Nov 1929, in IAA, Acc. 93/136, Box 59, and from RIAI membership lists.

(1) IB 81, 19 Aug 1939, 702.
(2) RIBA Kalendar 1957-1958, 206. See also RIBAJ 59 (1951-52), 191-2.

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Date: 1939
Nature: New cinema to seat 590, replacing cinema destroyed by fire in 1937.
Refs: IB 81, 19 Aug 1939, 702