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Unbuilt Ireland

27 May 2010

1878 – South City Markets, South Great George’s Street, Dublin

Architect: McCurdy & Mitchell Unplaced design for the market buildings on Sth Great George’s Street. Described in The Building News: “the exterior, as shown by a cleverly-handled perspective drawing tinted in sepia and...

07 March 2012

1879 – Church, Howth, Co. Dublin

Architect: Walter G. Doolin Proposed and unbuilt design for Canon Smithwick.

28 February 2014

1879 – Design for South City Markets, Dublin

Architect: Sir Thomas Drew Competition design for South City Markets on Great Georges Street in Dublin. Like the second placed entry by O’Neill & Byrne, Drew’s design featured a vast glass and iron...

17 September 2009

1880 – Design for O’Brien Institute, Marino, Clontarf

Architect: John L. Robinson Now known as the O’Brien Institute, this building was to serve as an orphan home and school, financed by a trust that was founded by Bridget O’Brien in 1876....

22 November 2011

1880 – House Design, Co. Dublin

Architect: McCurdy & Mitchell Drawing for unidentified house in Co. Dublin by McCurdy & Mitchell.

21 April 2014

1880 – Selected design for offices Mercer’s Hospital, Dublin

Architect: J.H. Brett Unbuilt design for new wing of Mercer’s Hospital. In 1884, a new wing was added to designs of the same architect J.H. Brett. “This hospital was founded in the year...

22 December 2013

1880 – Unbuilt Proposal for Theatre Royal, Dublin

Architect: C.J. Phipps Description of proposed new theatre on site of old theatre destroyed by fire. Not built by 1884, eventually a different design by Frank Matchem was constructed. Published in The Building...

06 May 2014

1881 – Donore Presbyterian Church, South Circular Road, Dublin

Architect: William Stirling Presbyterian church and manse constructed for a congregation of around 500. The spire was never proceeded with. As the congregation dwindled, it was eventually sold in 1983 and is now...

13 March 2014

1881 – Nos. 19-23 Donegall Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: Mackinnon & Dickson Four storey stucco building, a speculative development, only part of which was constructed. The portion to the left, above, is the site of No.23 Donegall Street, itself a fine...