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29 September 2015

1895 – Masonic Hall, Carlow, Co. Carlow

Architect: W. Morrison Symmetrical but domestically scaled Masonic Lodge, still in use today. Architect given as a W. Morrison.

29 September 2015

1785 – Bethesda Chapel, Dorset St., Dublin

In 1784 William Smyth, a Dublin merchant, founded the Bethesda Chapel in Dorset Street in connection with a female orphanage and, later in 1794, with the Lock Penitentiary. The illustration is a woodcut...

28 September 2015

1818 – Braganza House, Carlow, Co. Carlow

Architect: Thomas A. Cobden Originally built for Col. Sir Dudley Hill by Thomas A. Cobden, later the architect of the nearby Roman Catholic Cathedral. After been used as the Bishop’s Palace for many...

28 September 2015

1826 – Courthouse, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow

Architect: Daniel Robertson Described by Lewis in 1837 as “The court-house is a handsome building in the Grecian style, in front of which is a portico with four Doric pillars.” Presumed to be...

23 September 2015

1836 – St. Mary’s Cathedral, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Built in 1836, it was demolished in 1936 to make way for the new Christ the King Cathedral. Designed to accommodate 6000, dedicated 15 Aug 1836, architect unknown.

23 September 2015

1873 – Bishop’s Palace, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Architect: William Hague Built to designs by William Hague, at a cost of £10,000, after he won a competition forof its design. Designed in a severe Institutional gothic like many convents around Ireland....

23 September 2015

1882 – Law Courts, Melbourne, Australia

Architect: Smith & Johnson English immigrant duo Alfred Louis Smith (1830–1907) and Arthur Ebdon Johnson (1859–95) won a architectural competition for their design and prepared the working drawings. However the competition quickly became...

23 September 2015

1862 – Monument of the Russian Empire, Novgorod, Russia

Architect: W. Mikeshine A bronze monument to the Millennium of Russia, representing the most important figures from the country’s history, unveiled in 1862. Published in The Building News, February 7 1863

22 September 2015

1871 – Design for Winchester Guild Hall, Hampshire

Architect: J.J. O’Callaghan Unsuccessful entry for new Guildhall. or Town Hall, for Winchester by Dublin architect J.J. O’Callaghan. Design was one of six shortlisted.