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07 May 2014

1879 – Mortuary Chapel, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin

Architect: J.J. McCarthy The present-day entrance gates, offices and mortuary chapel at Glasnevin were designed by J.J. McCarthy (1817 -1882), Ireland’s pre-eminent architect of Catholic churches. Hiberno-Romanesque in style, a symbol of the...

07 May 2014

1886 – Design for Cardinal MacCabe Memorial, Glasnevin, Dublin

Architect: J.J. O’Callaghan Premiated designs for memorial to Roman Catholic Prelate Cardinal MacCabe. The competition was won by George C. Ashlin. Illustration published in The Irish Builder, July 1 1886.

07 May 2014

1876 – St. Patrick’s Convent of Mercy, Downpatrick, Co. Down

Architect: Mortimer H. Thomson “The subject of our illustration with present No. is the Convent of Mercy lately erected at Mount St. Patrick, Downpatrick. The material used is the local blue stone in...

07 May 2014

1898 – Design for Guildhall, Cambridge

Architect: John Belcher Unbuilt design for a new Guildhall for Cambridge. The present Guildhall in Cambridge, was completed in 1939, to the designs of Charles Cowles-Voysey. “Our first review of the architecture at...

07 May 2014

1898 – Grand Theatre, Luton, Bedfordshire

Architect: Charles Herbert Shoppee Built adjacent to the swimming baths of 1872, the Grand Theatre was opened on 10th December 1898 with a performance by Lily Langtree. It was designed by London based...

07 May 2014

1899 – Residence, Bath Rd., Reading, Berkshire

Architect: W.G.A. Hambling “The site is in the best part of a residential neighbourhood. The building contains eight bedrooms, dressing-room, bathroom, linen closet, two w.c.’s, three reception-rooms, and usual offices ; also wine,...

07 May 2014

1899 – “The Cottage”, Kingsbury, Berkshire

Architect: W. West Neve “The Cottage,” Kingsbury, is now nearing completion. Externally, the ground-floor is of red brick ; the upper part of main fronts seen in the sketch is in half-timber work...

07 May 2014

1869 – O’Connell Memorial, Glasnevin, Dublin

Architect: George Petrie Round tower to commemorate Daniel O’Connell with richly decorated crypt underneath containing a tome by Earley & Powells. The building of the tower to commemorate O’Connell’s death, was funded by...

06 May 2014

Irish architecture firm O’Donnell+Tuomey win RIBA London Building of the Year

The Saw Swee Hock Student Centre at the London School of Economics designed by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects has won the RIBA London Building of the Year award. Among the other winners are...