Ireland, William J.

IRELAND, William J. (fl. 1903-09) was a successful builder in Stratford, Ontario who also practised as an architect there between 1905 and 1909. Born in Crail, Fifeshire, Scotland he arrived in Canada in May 1873 and settled at Stratford where he began his career as a building contractor specializing in ornamental plastering and cement work. From 1905 until 1908 he worked on his own designing plain and unpretentious residential and ecclesiastical works. In 1909 he entered a partnership with A.M. Killer but by 1910 he had terminated his practice and again taken up his career as a contractor (biography and portrait in the Stratford Beacon Semi-Centennial Number, December 1905; inf. J. Anderson, Stratford)

STRATFORD

COBOURG STREET, residence for J.C. Diggins, 1905 (C.R., xv, 22 Feb. 1905, 4)
HOME STREET, residence for Frank Young, 1905 (C.R., xv, 22 Feb. 1905, 4)
ST. PAUL'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, Waterloo Street at Douro Street, 1905-06 (Stratford Daily Herald, 13 Jan 1906, 6, illus.)
KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Ontario Street at Waterloo Street, Sunday School, 1906 (C.R., xvii, 9 May 1906, 4)
ONTARIO STREET, office building for W. O'Beirne, 1906 (C.R., xvii, 9 May 1906, 4)
FRONT STREET, residence for John M. Fraser, 1906 (C.R., xvii, 9 May 1906, 4)
ONTARIO STREET, warehouse for William Richardson Cartage Co., 1906 (C.R., xvii, 9 May 1906, 4)
HIBERNIA STREET, residence for Miss Blair, 1906 (C.R., xvii, 9 May 1906, 4)
MORNINGTON STREET, residence for William Bennington, 1907 (Const., i, Oct. 1907, 66)
JOHN STREET NORTH, residence for J.D. McCrimmon, 1908 (C.R., xxii, 29 July 1908, 25)
(with A.M. Killer) PUBLIC SCHOOL, 1909 (C.R., xxiii, 10 March 1909, 24) (with A.M. Killer)
MORNINGTON STREET, residence for Dr. S. Silcox, 1909 (C.R., xxiii, 7 April 1909, 21, t.c.)

ELSEWHERE

WELLESLEY, ONT., residence for Mr. Heeb, 1906 (C.R., xvii, 9 May 1906, 4)
CLINTON, ONT., St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 1908 (Clinton New Era, 4 June 1908, 1, descrip.)
(with A.M. Killer) BRUSSELS, ONT., Carnegie Library, 1909 (C.R., xxiii, 28 April 1909, 18)