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1892 – Roberts House, Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park, Dublin

Architect: L.A. McDonnell

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The finest building in the zoo, this little gem is still in use and maintained in good condition. A decorative brick exterior masks a wonderful toplit interior space with fine Victorian ironwork. At one end is a large decorative porch whilst at the other, a smaller scale entrance has been converted into a small enclosed space.

Off this main block is a smaller block with external cages, now almost hidden by trees and bushes. Decorative brick archways into the cages can just about be discerned in this photo. Originally designed as the Lion House.