Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. CORK, CORK, ALBERT STREET, RAILWAY STATION (CORK, BLACKROCK & PASSAGE RAILWAY)

Name: BENSON, JOHN (SIR)
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, ALBERT STREET, RAILWAY STATION (CORK, BLACKROCK & PASSAGE RAILWAY)
Date: 1873a
Nature: New railway terminus replacing one at Victoria Road. Officially opened  6 Feb1873 (but 'business of the General Offices will be conducted as usual at the Old Station (Victoria Road), until further notice'). Contractor: Joshua Hargrave. (Attr. to JB by Rynne but but appears to be based on Hargrave's design for company's former terminus in Victoria Road.)
Refs: Colin Rynne, The Industrial Archaeology of Cork City and its Environs  (1999), 205,218(illus.);  Cork Examiner, 1 Feb 1873 (information from Roger Herlihy, Cork);  Roger Herlihy, A Walk through the South Parish (Cork: Red Abbey Publications, 2010), 26-28(illus.).

Name: HARGRAVE, JOSHUA
Building: CO. CORK, CORK, ALBERT STREET, RAILWAY STATION (CORK, BLACKROCK & PASSAGE RAILWAY)
Date: 1873a
Nature: JH contractor for new railway terminus replacing one at Victoria Road. Officially opened (though not complete),6 Feb 1873. Building attr. to John Benson by Rynne but very similar to JH's design for former terminus in Victoria Road.
Refs: Colin Rynne, The Industrial Archaeology of Cork City and its Environs  (1999), 205,218(illus.);  information from Roger Herlihy, Cork.