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Rudolf Maximilian Butler
30 September 1872, Dublin
3 February 1943, Dublin
British / Irish (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, then Irish Free State)
Professor of Architecture at University College, Dublin, Editor of the Irish Builder, Architect of many Catholic churches, Founder of the AAI
Rudolf Maximilian Butler, RIAI, FRIBA, RSAI, RHA, RIA, (1872 - 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.
1923-1926 Remodeled St. Dympna's Roman Catholic Church, Tedavnet, County Monaghan (Ref. 41400604) 1924-1925 Rebuilt St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Threemilehouse, County Monaghan.