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Joseph Fogerty

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Joseph Fogerty (1831-1899).

Died 1899 aged 67.[1]


1900 Obituary [2]

JOSEPH FOGERTY was born at Limerick on the 7th April, 1831.

After serving a pupilage under his father in Ireland, he came to England in 1856 and studied at University College, London.

He was then engaged for three years as an Assistant in the office of the late Sir John Fowler, on the construction of the Severn Valley Railway, the Much Wenlock, and the Coalbrookdale and Craven Arms lines, and in preparing the surveys for the Metropolitan Railway.

About the year 1865 Mr. Fogerty began to practise on his own account. He became a Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and, in addition to constructing water- and steam-power mills, factories and other works in Ireland, devoted himself to the designing of private dwelling-houses in and around London. He was interested in the scheme for the water-supply of Seville - now in successful operation - and spent some years and much money in preparing designs in full detail for elevated railways in the city of Vienna, which, in a modified form, are being carried out in sections at the present time by the Austrian Government engineers.

In his later years Mr. Fogerty devoted much time to novel writing, in which he achieved considerable success. A close study of the problems of capital and labour led to the publication of his first work, “Lauterdale.” This was followed some years later by “Caterina” and “Countess Irene,” in which the Author gave some interesting and striking pictures of Austrian and Irish life and character.

Mr. Fogerty died at his residence in Sydenham on the 2nd September, 1899.

He was elected a Member of the Institution on the 14th April, 1863.



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