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Vanished Ireland

25 June 2014

1960s – The Pearl Bar, Fleet St., Dublin

Possibly built to designs of architect and sculptor Gary Trimble. Also believed that Signa, an Irish design group led by Michael Scott may have had some input into the facade. The Pearl was...

20 January 2010

1963 – Pelican House, Mespil Road, Dublin

Architects: Downes Meehan and Robson Demolished in 2001, Downes Meehan and Robson headquarters for the Irish Life Assurance Company (later used by the Blood Transfusion Board) was one of the earliest office development...

21 February 2010

1965 – Bank Of Ireland, Suffolk Street, Dublin

Architect: Scott Tallon Walker Miesian infill from Scott Tallon Walker for the Bank of Ireland, whose headquarters in Baggot Street they designed in a similar style. Here the overall feel is not as...

11 June 2012

1965 – Ormond Printing Company, Ormond Quay, Dublin

Architect: Built to replace some Georgian houses that were in use as office space for the print works behind, this modernist building was demolished in the late 1990s. The ground floor facade was...

27 January 2014

1966 – Ballymun Towers, Dublin

Designed as a quick fix for social housing needs, and constructed by 1966, the fiftieth anniversary of the Easter Rising, the towers were named after the seven leaders. The towers were named after:...

31 January 2011

1966 – Churchill House, Belfast

Architect: Department of Finance Chief Architects Branch Nineteen story office building constructed by the Post Office as a base for the telephone network – later British Telecom. A grim slab of a building,...

06 May 2013

1968 – Former Curzon Cinema, Abbey Street, Dublin

Architect: Henry J. Lyons & Partners Opened as the Curzon Cinema, and later the Lighthouse, the entrance foyer to this cinema was distinctly modern. A converted warehouse, it contained two theatres, and was...

11 June 2012

1968 – Offices, Burlington Road, Dublin

Architect: Tyndall Hogan Hurley Formerly in use as back-office accommodation for Allied Irish Banks. Demolished to make way for new office accommodation in early 21st century. The main architectural feature was the stairwell,...

27 February 2014

1969 – Divis Flats, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: Frank Patterson This complex of 850 flats, housing 2,400 residents was designed by architect Frank Robertson for the Northern Ireland Housing Trust. Construction started in 1966 with the first three blocks completed...