TOBIN, ROBERT J.
- Born: 1907 Died: -
Architect, of Dublin, active in the 1930s. Robert J. Tobin, who was born on 6 May 1907,(1) was articled to HIGGINBOTHAM & amp; STAFFORD of Dublin for three years and stayed on in the practice as an assistant while attending classes at University College, Dublin. By 1933 he had become architect to the St Mobhi Public Utility Society.(2) His later address at 5 Lower Abbey Street suggests that he may then have worked for the Educational Building Society. It is just possible that he is the same person as Robert Joseph Tobin, who was practising as an architect in Pinner, Middlesex, in the 1950s and was elected a licentiate of the RIBA in 1956.(3)
AAI:(4) elected member, 1930; not on list of members after 1934.
Addresses: Work: 9 Bachelor's Walk, 1933-1935;(5) 5 Lower Abbey Street, 1934.(6)
Home: 8 The Crescent, Clontarf, 1930-1933;(7) 3 Haddon Road, Clontarf, 1934.(8)
All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Tobin's application to sit the preliminary exam of the RIAI, 1931, in IAA, Acc. 93/136, Box 59.
(1) According to the report of a legal case concerning the disputed ownership of a bus, Tobin and his brother bought the bus 'out of compensation they got for the shooting of their father'; according to the same source their mother's Christian name was Anastasia (see Irish Times, 14 Mar 1935)..
(2) IB 75, 29 Jul 1933, 655.
(3) RIBA Kalendar 1957-1958, 536.
(4) From lists of members in AAI Green Books.
(5) IB 75, 17 Jun 1933, 524; Irish Times, 14 Mar 1935.
(6) See note 2, above.
(7) See note 2, above.
(8) Thom's Directory(1934), 1239.
4 work entries listed in chronological order for TOBIN, ROBERT J.
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SEA PARK ROAD (CLONTARF), HOUSES (002)|
|Nature:||New. Builder: Farrell.|
|Refs:||IB 75, 17 Jun 1933, 524|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WHITEHALL ROAD (KIMMAGE), HOUSES|
|Nature:||New houses. Builder: J. O'Hanrahan, Upper Leeson St.|
|Refs:||IB 75, 17 Jun,15 Jul 1933, 524,610; 76, 22 Sep 1934, 818|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, ROSMEEN PARK, HOUSES (006)|
|Nature:||6 new houses, for Mr Power. Builder: M.P. Kednnedy, Granite Hall, Glenageary, Dun Laoghaire..|
|Refs:||IB 75, 29 Jul 1933, 654|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CLONTURK PARK, HOUSES|
|Nature:||New houses, for St Mobhi Public Utility Society, Hill House, Bachelor's Walk.|
|Refs:||IB 75, 29 Jul 1933, 655|