Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Gustavus Hamilton O'Donoghue (misspelt O'Donnaghue) |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: || |
|Died: || |
|Bio Notes: ||Gustavus Hamilton O'Donoghue (who is occasionally incorrectly referred to as G A O'Donnaghue) practised in Glasgow from c.1842. His office was at 43 Renfield Street in the early 1860s, but by 1866 he had moved to 202 Hope Street and in that year he came to London and opened an office at 4 Furnival's Inn. By the following year he had entered into partnership with Henry Edward Kennedy of Bangor and London, with a London address at 1 Adam Street, Adelphi. |
O'Donoghue's involvment in the Bangor office is unclear and it would seem that his Glasgow office was maintained. In 1868 Kennedy & O'Donoghue exhibited a design, probably a competition design, for Long Ashton Independent Church.
The partnerhip was dissolved in 1871 after which O'Donoghue appears to have remained in London. Although Frank Worsdall gives O'Donoghue's death date as 1871, RIBA sources indicate he was still practising in 1883
By 1883 when he had a smart West End address at 62 George Street, Portman Square: and by 1886 he had moved office to the City of London at 25 Liverpool Street. The nature of O'Donoghue's London practice is not yet known, as he does not figure in the 'Survey of London.' Note too that these later addresses may not appear as they seem. The trades section of the 1882 Post Office directory lists him at 25 Warwick Street, London but according to the Census Return for 1881 he was merely a lodger at this address.
In early references his name is spelt O'Donnaghue, only after c1866 was the spelling O'Donaghue used.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|43, Renfield Street, Glasgow, Scotland||Business||Before 1862||After 1863|| |
|202, Hope Street, Glasgow, Scotland||Business||1866 *|| || |
|4 Furnival's Inn, Holborn, London, England||Private/business(?)||1866 *|| || |
|1, Adam Street, Adelphi, London, England||Business||c. 1867|| || |
|25, Warwick Street, London, England||Private/business||1881||1882||1881 census - lodger at this address|
|62, George Street, Portman Square, London, England||Business||1883 *|| || |
|25, Liverpool Street, London, England||Business||1886 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Name||Date from||Date to||Position||Notes|
|Kennedy & O'Donoghue||1867||c. 1871||Partner|| |
Buildings and Designs
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|Architects Engineers and Building Trades Directory||1868||Architect's, Engineer's and Building Trades' Directory|| ||London, Wyman|| |
|British Architectural Library, RIBA||2001||Directory of British Architects 1834-1914|| || || |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|Professor David M Walker personal archive||Professor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material|| ||Death year of 1871 given by Frank Worsdall, per research by Iain Paterson - appears to be incorrect|