Biography of Joseph J. Dunne
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JOSEPH JAMES DUNNE - Being talented as an architect, Joseph J. Dunn; of The Bronx, although now the occupant of a responsible position in connection with the city administration, nevertheless continues to maintain an interest in the architectural profession, and is duly licensed and registered as an architect, should he choose at any time to resume active practice. Philip Dunne, father of Mr. Dunne, was born and reared in New York City, and was engaged for a period of many years in the butcher business at the intersection of Twenty fourth Street and Second Avenue, Manhattan. He was married to Mary Haugh, also a native of New York City.

Joseph James Dunne, son of Philip and Mary (Haugh) Dunn; was born on March 11, 1878, in the then family residence at No. 227 East Twenty first Street, Manhattan. He was originally a student in the grammar school situated at Twenty third Street between Second and Third avenues, later attended Saint Stephen's Parochial School, and finally matriculated at Saint Francis Xavier College, on Sixteenth Street, Manhattan. Having from boyhood evinced a great interest in architecture, he entered the offices and studio of the firm of McKim, Mead & White, who were at the time leaders in the architectural profession in New York, and under which able men Mr. Dunne studied for a period of six years, having during that time assisted his employers in the designing of several important projects, including various public buildings and institutons, among which were the Columbia University buildings, the Rhode Island State House, at Providence, and many others.

Mr. Dunne is a member of the Knights of Columbus body, including the Century Council and the Archbishop Hughes Council, also a life member of the New York Chapter, Knights of Columbus, at Fifty first Street and Eighth Avenue, New York City, and is an instructor in the plan reading classes of the order. He holds membership in the James W. Brown Association, in The Bronx.

On December 28, 1925, at St. Jerome's Roman Catholic Church, in The Bronx, Joseph James Dunne was united in the bonds of holy matrimony to Mary Elizabeth Skiffington, daughter of Edward and Mary (McLaughlin) Skiffington, both natives of the Seventh Ward, Manhattan, New York City.

Mr. Dunne accepted the appointment of deputy commissioner of tenement houses, Borough of The Bronx, some time ago, and his official offices are located at No. 1932 Arthur Avenue, corner of Tremont Avenue, Bergen Building, The Bronx. His residence is at No. 340 East One Hundred and Forty second Street, The Bronx.

From:
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927


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