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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...

06 May 2014

1743 – Hall’s Barn, Churchtown, Co. Dublin

The Bottle Tower or Hall’s Barn, was commissioned in 1743 by Major Hall of Whitehall House, Co. Dublin. Although the house is gone, the barn still stands, though in quite poor condition. Created...

06 May 2014

1876 – Additions to St. Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street, Dublin

Architect: O’Neill & Byrne From the late 18th century onwards, many architects have put their mark on the Carmelite church on Clarendon Street. O’Neill & Byrne’s work between 1869 and 1877 was a...