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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

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...

16 February 2010

1944 – Ffrench-Mullan House, Charlemont Street, Dublin

Architect: Michael Scott Designed and built during The Emergency (Second World War), these flats were intended to be developed along the length of Charlemont Street. However only this block was built. The flats...

16 February 2010

1884 – Mercer’s Hospital, Mercer Street, Dublin

Architect: J.H. Brett Part of the former hospital for sick and the poor erected through the will of Mary Mercer and opened in 1734, only the towers and facades survive of the Victorian...

16 February 2010

1927 – Dublin City Council Offices, Lord Edward Street, Dublin

Architect: McDonnell & Dixon A modest office building used by Dublin City Council. Originally a much grander proposal was planned for this site, which was selected after a major architectural competition in 1913,...

16 February 2010

1781 – Newcomen Bank, Lord Edward Street, Dublin

Architect: Thomas Ivory Designed by the architect Thomas Ivory in 1781, the former Newcomen Bank is now in use as a Rates office. The original building was half the size of the current...

16 February 2010

1861 – Former Church of Ireland, James Street, Dublin

Architect: Joseph Welland Former Church of Ireland, now sadly missing most of its spire, and desconsecrated. For many years a commercial premises.

16 February 2010

1854 – St James’ Church, James Street, Dublin

Architect: Patrick Byrne Designed by Patrick Byrne who designed quite a few churches within walking distance. The building is carefully adapted to an irregular site so that the off-centre axis is largely unnoticed....