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20 March 2014

1920 – Capitol Theatre, Princes Street, Dublin

Architect: T.F. McNamara The Capitol Theatre, located just off O’Connell Street, Dublin, began life on 10 August 1920 as the La Scala Theatre and Opera House. Constructed on the former site of Freeman’s...

20 March 2014

1878 – Design proposals for Great Western Square, Dublin

Architects: James H. Bridgford & G.P. Beater, John L. Robinson Design proposals for artisan dwellings for the Midland Great Western Railway Company adjacent to Broadstone Station in Dublin. About eighty designs were submitted...

18 March 2014

1879 – Great Northern Railway Offices, Amiens Street, Dublin

Architect: John Lanyon Designed as offices, constructed in brick and sandstone, and with an Italianate tower which ties in with the towers of the earlier main station building by William Deane Butler. The...

13 March 2014

1868 – Prince Albert Statue, Leinster House, Dublin

Architect: John Henry Foley Statue commemorating the Prince Consort, Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, on the site of the Irish Exhibition of 1853. Albert was an enthusiastic backer of these exhibitions to...

13 March 2014

1871 – Kerr & Sons, Nos. 114-115 Capel Street, Dublin

Architect: John McCurdy Fine Victorian warehouse in brick with stucco decoration. In use today as a antiques gallery. “The structure externally presents a good block of building artistically rendered, and adds a new...

13 March 2014

1882 – Kensington Lodge, Grove Park, Rathmines, Dublin

Architect: William I. Chambers Fantastically ornate brickwork and terra cotta on this Queen-Anne Style house designed by William Isaac Chambers for himself, in 1882. The house is notable for its early use of...

12 March 2014

1875 – W.H. Smith & Co., Middle Abbey Street, Dublin

Architect: Alfred G. Jones Built at Nos. 79-80 Middle Abbey Street for W.H. Smith whose assets and business in Ireland was eventually taken over by Charles Eason and Son in 1886. Probably a...

12 March 2014

1872 – Nos.12-13 Lower O’Connell Street, Dublin

Architect: Sir Thomas Newenham Deane Shops & dwellings, for J.G. Mooney. Constructed in Dalkey granite & Portland stone, it was converted into a branch of the Hibernian Bank in 1878, and destroyed in...

07 March 2014

1877 – Christian Union Buildings, Abbey Street, Dublin

Architect: Alfred G. Jones The Christian Union Buildings in Lower Abbey Street were erected on the site of the Metropolitan Hall, formerly the Music Hall. The Metropolitan was a centre of Evangelicalism in...