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21 November 2014

1756 – Nos 1-4 Kildare Place, Dublin

Architect: Richard Cassels / John Ensor Originally Kildare Place consisted of four houses onto a small square bordered by Kildare Street. Nos 2 & 3 were designed by Richard Cassels, and probably executed...

21 November 2014

1725 – Riversdale House, Kilmainham, Dublin

Riversdale House, probably originally had Dutch Billy gables, and was constructed entirely in stone rather than brick. Constructed about 1725 by a Dublin lawyer called John Fitzpatrick who sold it shortly afterwards to...

17 November 2014

1951 – Boland’s Biscuit Mills, Grand Canal Street, Dublin

Architect: Samuel Stevenson & Son Built on the site of a building occupied by Éamon de Valera during the 1916 Easter Rising, DeValera would later be President of Ireland, a fact commemorated by...

17 November 2014

1747 – Weavers Hall, The Coombe, Dublin

Architect: Joseph Jarratt A weavers’ hall had been built by The Weavers’ Guild, The Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in the Lower Coombe in 1682. In 1745, when the building of a...

14 November 2014

1804 – Fever Hospital & House of Recovery, Cork St., Dublin

Architect: Samuel Johnston Constructed 1801-1804, as a Fever Hospital and House of Recovery. The House of Recovery was converted in 1881 by Sandham Symes into the Dublin Convalescent Home. The original hospital consisted...

14 November 2014

1713 – House, Marrowbone Lane, Dublin

“As a characteristic and somewhat fantastic specimen of the houses of that period, we have prefixed an elevation of one which stood in Marrowbone-lane, in the Liberty, and which was taken down in...

13 November 2014

1968 – Alternate designs for Wood Quay, Dublin

A selection of models from the 1968 competition for proposals for new Corporation office block pn Wood Quay in Dublin. The architects Stephenson Gibney were eventually selected, but their buildings never completed as...

05 November 2014

1901 – Hunting Box, Great Bowden, Cheshire

Architect: Coates & Johnson “This hunting-box has been erected for Mr. J. H. Stotes. The architects are Messrs. Coates and Johnson, of Market Harborough”. The Building News. A hunting box was a hunting...

01 November 2014

1739 – Carton, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Architect: Richard Cassels / Richard Morrison In 1739, the 19th Earl of Kildare employed Richard Castle to build the existing house replacing an earlier buildng. Castle (originally Cassels) was responsible for many of...