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07 February 2014

1853 – No. 28 Lower O’Connell St., Dublin

A long galleried shop, probably reminiscent of similar constructed in London at this time. The facade notable for its three-storied window.Destroyed in 1916 Easter Rising. Allen was an orthodox Quaker and although his...

06 February 2014

1870 – Design for O’Connell Bridge, Dublin

Architect: Turner & Page Design for bridge with steel span and decorative statuary. Entrant in architectural competition to construct a new O’Connell Bridge, replacing Gandon’s Carlisle Bridge. Published in The Irish Builder, June...

06 February 2014

1923 – No. 33-34 Westmoreland St., Dublin

Architect: John Henry Lyons Formerly Hyam’s Building. Hyam’s were a mens outfitters / tailors who also had a store in Edinburgh which went into bankruptcy in 1934. Destroyed when the Educational Building Society...

04 February 2014

1850s – Jurys Commercial & Family Hotel, College Green, Dublin

Architect: E.H. Carson William Jurys, a former commercial traveler, set up an inn catering to the commercial sector on Dublin’s College Green in 1839. The inn grew and by mid-century had become known...

03 February 2014

1850s – Fire Station No.2, Whitehorse Yard, Winetavern St., Dublin

Probably the remains of the early Dublin Fire Brigade – Station No.2. Station No.1 being their headquarters on South William St. The first ‘fire station’ was in Whitehorse Yard off Winetavern Street which...

03 February 2014

1838 – St. John The Baptist Church, Clontarf, Dublin

Architect: Patrick Byrne / Ashlin & Coleman Original church designed by Patrick Byrne in a Perpendicular Gothic, opened in 1838. Described in Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland: “Clontarf chapel was built after a...

27 January 2014

1966 – Ballymun Towers, Dublin

Designed as a quick fix for social housing needs, and constructed by 1966, the fiftieth anniversary of the Easter Rising, the towers were named after the seven leaders. The towers were named after:...

15 January 2014

1883 – Second Placed Design for National Museum & Library, Dublin

Architect: Holme & Hornblower An unexecuted design, awarded Second Place after an architectural competition to design a complex of museum and library around Leinster House (then part of the Royal Dublin Society). Illustrations...

15 January 2014

1908 – Malborough Hall, Mobhi Rd., Glasnevin, Dublin

Architect: J.F. Fuller Constructed in 1908, and extended in 1911 and 1919, it was built as a teacher training college, and later a residence for male students. Tt has been used by several...