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22 July 2015

1894 – Schools & Mission, Mill Street, Dublin

Architect: G.P. Beater Methodist school and mission constructed in 1894/95 including a remodelling of a Dutch Billy. Ironically the older building has survived better, being slated for renovation, while Beater’s additions have been...

22 July 2015

1895 – St. Gabriel’s National School, Cowper Street, Dublin

Architect: Walter G. Doolin St Gabriel’s National Schools opened in 1895. Originally, a separate Boys and Girls school, St Gabriel’s amalgamated into one mixed national school in 1996. The original school building, illustrated,...

21 July 2015

1894 – Design for entrance and railings, Nelson’s Pillar, Dublin

Architect: G.P. Beater “The new entrance porch and enclosing railing (of which we give an illustration), have just been carried out for the trustees from designs by and under the superintendence of Mr...

20 July 2015

1893 – Design for Pembroke Technical Schools, Ringsend, Dublin

Architect: Frederick Morley Unsuccessful entrant in competition won by William Kaye-Parry. “The above building is just now approaching completion As our readers may remember the first stone was laid in the month of...

17 July 2015

1862 – Proposal for College of Physicians, Dublin

Architect: John McCurdy Unsuccessful entrant in competition to design a new College of Physicians on Kildare Street. McCurdy was awarded the sum of fifty pounds for his efforts. “Quoting the substance of our...

14 July 2015

1866 – Design for steps, City Hall, Dublin

Architect: Thomas Turner In 1814, while the building was still the Royal Exchange, the balustrade at the front collapsed killing a number of people in a crowd gathered outside to witness the punishment...

14 July 2015

1720s – 10 Mill Street, Blackpitts, Dublin

“We publish with present issue a perspective sketch of one of the many interesting old houses of the Queen Anne type to be found in that now almost deserted quarter of our city...

03 July 2015

1898 – Proposed Additions to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin

Architect: Sir Thomas Drew “The addition which are now contemplated are not without some connexion with its original scheme, uncompleted since its first design in the thirteenth century.” Designed by Sir Thomas Drew...

03 July 2015

1863 – Proposal for Central Metropolitan Hotel, Dublin

Architect: William D’Esterre Smith Proposal by an investment company, the Imperial Hotel Company, for a new modern hotel to be constructed on Lower Sackville, now O’Connell Street. It was proposed to raise a...

02 July 2015

1917 – Competition Entry for NUI Senate House, Dublin

Architect: Batchelor & Hicks Unsuccessful entry for the National University’s proposed Headquarters at the corner of Merrion Square, Upper Mount Street and Fitzwilliam Street. The City Architect C.J. McCarthy was the assessor of...