Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Builder, of Dublin, active from the 1900s until the 1940s.   Alexander Strain, who was born in Co. Armagh in 1873 or 1874, established himself as a builder and developer in Dublin.  An account of his career as a builder is given by Ruth McManus, Dublin, 1910-1940: shaping the city and suburbs (Dublin, 2002), 385-422.   He died in 1943. He had married his wife, Kathleen, circas 1898, and at the time of the 1911 census had four daughters.