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Architecture of Leinster

18 February 2010

1939 – Department of Industry and Commerce, Kildare Street, Dublin

Architect: J.R. Boyd Barrett This building was the result of a competition announced in 1935 to design accommodation for new government departments. The state had been using office space scattered all over the...

31 December 2009

1939 – Department of Social Welfare, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Architect: Office of Public Works Neighbouring the Post Office, the Social Welfare office is more modern in style with some Art Moderne overtones in the stone treatment above the ground-floor windows and doorway....

09 April 2010

1939 – DIT Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin

Architect: Robinson Keefe Built as the College of Domestic Economy for the City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee and now a part of DIT. It has an excellent Art Deco entrance hallway. The...

31 December 2009

1939 – Post Office, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Architect: Office of Public Works Fine stone post office, part of a streetscape of state buildings including a Garda Station from 1947 and the Social Welfare office from 1939. Well maintained, the building...

31 December 2009

1939 – Ritz Cinema, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Architect: Michael Scott & Associates The Ritz Cinema in Athlone (1939) is attributed to Scott but was in fact designed by Bill O’Dwyer who was working and studying in the office of Michael...

02 May 2009

1940s – Hendrons, Dominick St., Dublin

Former manufacturing plant, now artist studios and light commercial space.

16 February 2010

1944 – Ffrench-Mullan House, Charlemont Street, Dublin

Architect: Michael Scott Designed and built during The Emergency (Second World War), these flats were intended to be developed along the length of Charlemont Street. However only this block was built. The flats...

21 February 2010

1948 – Guinness Power Station, St. James’s Gate, Dublin

Architect: F.P.M. Woodhouse & Sir Alexander Gibb & Partners On the northern side of James Street, lies the brewery power station, a fine and monumental mid-century industrial building.

10 June 2010

1948 – Post Office, Andrew Street, Dublin

Architect: Sidney Maskell & John Fox A large building, the Post Office was built to replace an earlier on on nearby Church Lane which links Andrew and Suffolk Streets to College Green. The...