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Architecture of Dublin City

05 February 2010

1922 – No.1 Lower O’Connell Street, Dublin

Architect: O’Callaghan & Webb On the corner of O’Connell Street and Eden Quay, the Irish Nationwide building is a large commercial building more noticeable for its signage than its architecture. Pictures of this...

01 April 2011

1922 – Proposal for a National Theatre, Dublin

Architect: Patrick Abercrombie, Sydney Kelly, Arthur Kelly A proposal for a new National Theatre at the top of Parnell Square, terminating the vista of O’Connell Street. In 1916 the Civics Institute of Ireland...

02 April 2011

1922 – Urban Flats and Cottages, Townsend St., Dublin

Architect: Patrick Abercrombie, Sydney Kelly, Arthur Kelly Sketch design proposal for urban housing to meet the needs of the new nation within a redesigned Dublin.

10 February 2010

1923 – AIB, South Richmond Street, Dublin

Architect: Frederick G. Hicks Bank dating from the early twentieth century constructed in a restrained classical style for the Provincial Bank.

01 February 2013

1923 – Cenotaph, Leinster House, Dublin

Sculptor: George Atkinson Former monument on Leinster Lawn, commemorating three of the founding figures of Irish independence, Arthur Griffith, Michael Collins and Kevin O’Higgins. Atkinson was headmaster of the Dublin Metropolitan School of...

22 April 2012

1923 – Lyric Cinema, James Street, Dublin

Architect: Patrick J.F. Munden & George L. O’Connor Image courtesy Irish Architectural Archive. Munden and Purcell collection, ref no. 85/141.60/2. Former cinema, long darkened, later in use as part of a commercial premises....

06 February 2014

1923 – No. 33-34 Westmoreland St., Dublin

Architect: John Henry Lyons Formerly Hyam’s Building. Hyam’s were a mens outfitters / tailors who also had a store in Edinburgh which went into bankruptcy in 1934. Destroyed when the Educational Building Society...

21 October 2014

1923 – Proposed Reconstruction of Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin

Architect: Horace T. O’Rourke The rebuilding of Lower Sackville Street was almost complete after the destruction of 1916 when civil war broke out in 1922. The north-eastern side of the street, from Cathedral...

08 April 2010

1924 – Independent House, Abbey Street, Dublin

Architect: Robert Donnelly The former headquarters of the Independent Group of newspapers who publish three of Ireland’s most popular titles: The Irish Independent; The Sunday Independent; and the Evening Herald. It is an...