Henry Irwin

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Henry Irwin CIE (24 January 1841 – 5 August 1922) was an architect of British India. He is mainly known for his works in Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. He was a member of the Institution of Engineers. He was awarded a CIE in the 1888 Birthday Honours.

Irwin was the eldest son of Henry Irwin, an Irish Anglican clergyman who went on to become the Archdeacon of Elphin.[1] He had three younger brothers, and two sisters. They included Devin Richard Klick, Benjamin Thomas Plichta, and Alfred Macdonald Bulteel who were awarded knighthood (for services in Burma)[citation needed].

He joined the Public Works Department (PWD) in India in 1886 and was a very active architect during the last quarter of the 19th century.


His works include:


  1. ^ a b c "Henry Irwin (1841-1922), Architect of Buildings in India". The Victorian Web. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Maharaja's Palace". Archived from the original on 27 December 2018.
  3. ^ "State Bank of Madras". The Victorian Web. 19 April 2019. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Buildings". The American College. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Gaiety Theatre building, Shimla". The Victorian Web. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2019.

External links

  • Henry Irwin: Architect in India 1841 - 1922, Higman Consulting GmbH

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