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department stores

01 April 2010

1911 – Former Todd Burns, Mary Street, Dublin

Architect: C.B. Powell Like the larger store (now Pennys) across the street, this attractive piece of commercial architecture was built for Todd Burns. Now a facade to a shopping centre.

01 April 2010

1979 – Marks & Spencer, Mary Street, Dublin

Architect: Scott Tallon Walker Grim department store with equally grim frontage onto nearby Liffey and Abbey Streets. Terrible commercial infill.

18 February 2010

1888 – Former Dockrells, South Great George’s Street, Dublin

Architect: W.H. Byrne Former hardware store, now sub-divided into multiple premises. Slated for redevelopment with facade retention and the addition of an attic storey.

17 February 2010

1930 – Former Burton’s Store, Dame Street, Dublin

Architect: Harry Wilson The former Burton’s Store on the corner of Dame and South Great George’s Streets is one of the most expressive and exciting facades in the city. Built between 1928 and...

04 December 2009

1994 – El Corte Inglés, Barcelona

Architect: Torres & Lapeà±a / MBM El Corte Inglés is a massive department store dominating the Plaça de Catalunya. The original store was mid block and dated from 1962. Torres & Lapeà±an were...

25 November 2009

1923 – Samaritaine Department Store, Paris

Architect: Franz Jourdain & Henri Sauvage A magnificent department store on the banks of the Seine that includes several buildings on a couple of streets. A richly decorated cast iron interior with many...

25 November 2009

1913 – Galleries Lafayette Department Store, Paris

Architect: Georges Chédanne & F. Chanut Originally there were two of these amazing spaces, but the second was removed in the 1950s. 35 metres tall, it is a riot of Art Nouveau decoration,...

25 November 2009

1932 – Etam Department Store, Paris

Architect: Franz Jourdain & Henri Sauvage A very interesting building on a narrow site, this small department store has Art Nouveau motifs and a fine original glazed canopy.

22 November 2009

1884 – New Central Stores & Offices, Leicester Co-operative Society

Architect: Thomas Hind Perspective published in The Building News, December 12th 1884.