Rudolf Maximilian Butler

Rudolf Maximilian Butler, RIAI, FRIBA, RSAI, RHA, RIA, (30 September 1872 – 3 February 1943) was a well-known Irish Roman Catholic ecclesiastical architectural historian, academic, journalist, and architect of Dublin active throughout late-nineteenth-century to mid-twentieth-century Ireland. He resided and worked at 23 Kildare Street, Dublin. He was brought up a Moravian and may have remained in that faith throughout his life, however, he designed all of his churches for the Roman Catholic Church, particularly for the Passionist Fathers. He was a founding member of the AAI in 1896, editor of the Irish Builder from 1899 to 1935, and professor of architecture at University College, Dublin.[1][2]

Rudolf Maximilian Butler
Born30 September 1872
Dublin
Died3 February 1943
Dublin
NationalityBritish / Irish (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, then Irish Free State)
Other namesR.M. Butler
OccupationArchitect, Academic
Known forProfessor of Architecture at University College, Dublin, Editor of the Irish Builder, Architect of many Catholic churches, Founder of the AAI

WorksEdit

 
Sacred Heart Church in Castletownbere

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Irish Architectural Archive, Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720-1940. http://www.dia.ie/architects/view/807 (accessed 21 July 2010)
  2. ^ Loeber, Rolf; Campbell, Hugh; Hurley, Livia; Montague, John; Rowley, Ellen, eds. (2014). Architecture 1600–2000. Art and Architecture of Ireland. IV. Dublin: Yale University Press. p. 526. ISBN 978-0-300-17922-4.
  3. ^ Williams, Jeremy (1994). A Companion Guide to Architecture in Ireland 1837–1921. Irish Academic Press. p. 83. ISBN 0-7165-2513-5.
  4. ^ "CO. GALWAY, INISHBOFIN, CHURCH OF ST COLMAN (RC)". Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720–1940. Irish Architectural Archive. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  5. ^ "CO. MONAGHAN, ANNYALLA, CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL (RC)". Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720–1940. Irish Architectural Archive. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Dedication of Letterfrack Church". The Connacht Tribune. 12 June 1926. p. 3.
  7. ^ "CO. GALWAY, LETTERFRACK, CHURCH (RC)". Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720–1940. Irish Architectural Archive. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Letterfrack, County Galway 30329007". National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  9. ^ "CO. TIPPERARY, BALLYLOOBY, CHURCH (RC)". Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720–1940. Retrieved 28 October 2017.

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