Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Builder of Dublin, active from, the 1870s until 1911 or later.  In the censuses of 1901 and 1911 Henry Edward Hall gives his age variously as 54 and 68 and his place of birth as Co. Wicklow. He was the son of William Hall, 'gentleman'.(1)   He seems for a while to have had ambitions to be an architect.  He signs himself 'architect' on designs he prepared for James Kennan for alterations to the Tailors' Hall in Dublin in 1876-77.(2)   However by 1883 he had moved to his brother-in-law's house at 18 Harrington Street and established himself as a 'horticultural builder' and CE.  In Thom's directory for 1887 he describes himself as 'builder and contractor'; by 1896 the description  has changed again to 'builder, contractor and hot water engineer', continuing to appear as such until at least 1918.  Hall died on October 17th 1921 and was buried with his sister and brother-in-law in Mount Jerome Cemetery.(3) According to the headstone he had a wife named Amy.

Hall's designs for the Tailors' Hall are held by the  Irish Architectural Archive (Acc.2013/81 1.5).

Addresses: 44 Kingsland Park (renamed Victoria Street in 1875 or 1876), <=1874->=1877;  18 Harrington Street, <=1883->=1918.


(1) Named and described as such in the record of his daughter Anna Matilda's marriage to Robert Jackson in St Peter's Church of Ireland church, Dublin, on 23 Oct 1883;  Henry Edward Hall was a witness at the wedding (https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/details/52dd8b0578359).
(2) The occupant of his address at 44 Kingsland Park is named as 'Edward Hall, esq.' in the directories for 1874 and 1875.
(3) http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/1headstones/mt-jerome18.txt.(last visited, Nov 2016).

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Date: 1876-77
Nature: Alterations to ground floor for James Kennan for use as working men’s reading and coffee rooms.
Refs: Drawings, specifiacation and letters, 1876-77, in IAA, Acc.2013/81 1.5