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D’Olier Street Dublin

02 July 2013

1800 – D’Olier & Westmoreland, Dublin

Where D’Olier and Westmoreland Streets meet the quays and Carlisle Bridge was designed as an important architectural setpiece by the Wide Streets Commissioners. As a high profile location, the buildings were always going...

02 June 2013

1864 – London and Lancashire Fire and Life Insurance, Dublin

Wide Streets Commissioners end of terrace building given a Victorian stucco makeover in the 1860s. Demolished for a new building for the same insurance company in the 1890s.

29 May 2013

1862 – Crampton Memorial Fountain, Dublin

Sculptor: John Kirk Sir Philip Crampton’s memorial fountain at Dublin. Crampton was Surgeon-General to the British Army. He was always interested in zoological science and played an active part in founding the Royal...

17 February 2010

1965 – O’Connell Bridge House, D’Olier Street, Dublin

Architect: Desmond Fitzgerald Much hated building on a very important site, O’Connell Bridge House stands 11 storeys high and overlooks O’Connell Bridge. At one time, the advertisement on the facade earned almost as...

17 February 2010

1928 – Dublin Gas Company, D’Olier Street, Dublin

Architect: Robinson Keefe The former headquarters of the Dublin Gas Company (built in 1928) has two facades with two different architectural styles. The main facade onto D’Olier Street is Art Deco with a...

17 February 2010

1894 – No.22 Westmoreland Street, Dublin

Architect: J.J. O’Callaghan A very prominent building on the end of the triangle formed by D’Olier and Westmoreland Streets and facing right down the centre of O’Connell Street. Designed to look like a...

17 February 2010

1891 – D’Olier Chambers, D’Olier Street, Dublin

Architect: J.F. Fuller Built in 1891 by J.F Fuller for the Gallaher Tobacco Company out of yellow brick and terracotta. Cleverly used to turn the corner, the building is prominent with its decorative...

17 February 2010

1798 – Former Irish Times Offices, D’Olier Street, Dublin

An excellent terrace restored in the 1990s with original shopfronts and much as the Wide Street Commissioners would have seen it after completion. Originally many of the houses of D’Olier Street and Westmoreland...

03 June 1999

Planning horror of 1960s could now be demolished

One notable shortcoming in Dublin Corporation’s otherwise all-encompassing integrated area plan for O’Connell Street was its failure to address what should happen to O’Connell Bridge House, apart from acknowledging that the coherence of...