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Unbuilt Ireland

08 December 2011

1886 – Unbuilt designs for St. Kevin’s Church, South Circular Road, Dublin

Architect: Sir Thomas Drew The Church of Ireland built a fine gothic church with red sandstone trim to designs by Sir Thomas Drew who produced two alternate designs, illustrated here. The runner-up entry...

17 September 2009

1888 – Floating Swimming Baths, Kingstown, Dublin

Architect: William Kaye-Parry Proposal for a floating swimming baths for Dun Laoghaire harbour.

28 February 2014

1888 – Design for Northern Assurance Co., Westmoreland Street, Dublin

Architect: J.J. O’Callaghan Entrant in an architectural competition to design offices for the Northern Fire and Life Assurance Company. Published in The Irish Builder, December 1 1888. Described as “The style is a...

03 March 2014

1888 – Second Design for Northern Assurance Co., Westmoreland Street, Dublin

Architect: J.J. O’Callaghan Entrant in an architectural competition to design offices for the Northern Fire and Life Assurance Company. O’Callaghan entered two external designs, an approach that was common enough in Victorian architectural...

01 March 2014

1889 – Design for Ulster Bank, College Green, Dublin

Architect: James J. Farrall Unsuccessful competition entry to design new Ulster Bank for College Green. Placed second, and even more over-blown Victorian than the building constructed and eventually wrecked by the bank.

28 March 2014

1889 – Proposal for Post Office, Dublin

Architect: J. Howard Pentland Unbuilt proposal for District Postal and Telepgraph Office. ” Our illustration is taken from a drawing by Mr. Howard Pentland of the Public Works Department, exhibited at the Royal...

13 August 2013

1890 – Competitive Design for Holy Trinity, Cork

Architect: Sir Thomas Drew Competition entry to design a facade for Holy Trinity Church in Cork city. The church was started in the 1820s to designs by George Pain, with the facade and...

16 January 2014

1890 – Unbuilt Design for Holy Trinity, Cork

Architect: Pugin & Ashlin Competition entry to design a facade for Holy Trinity Church in Cork city by Pugin & Ashlin. The church was started in the 1820s to designs by George Pain,...

12 April 2012

1893 – Unbuilt adaptations to Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin

Architect: John L. Robinson Incomplete scheme that added a chapel and wards to the earlier building by John Bourke of 1861. The scheme included a tower on the main block, possibly to emulate...