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16 February 2010

1891 – Ulster Bank, College Green, Dublin

Architect: Sir Thomas Drew One of the most magnificent bank buildings in the city with a pompous over-blown doorway, the customer enters with a sense of impending magnificence. Unfortunately, the banking hall was...

16 February 2010

1893 – Former Bank, College Green, Dublin

Architect: W.H. Lynn A former branch of the Allied Irish Bank in a striking red sandstone and with an unusual circular corner tower. A fine interior hall contains a balcony level (perhaps to...

16 February 2010

1821 – Houses, Foster Place, Dublin

Architect: Francis Johnston Two fine houses with fine cut stone ground floor levels, in this leafy cul-de-sac off Dame Street. In use as offices. Designed for Francis Johnston for the Bank of Ireland.

16 February 2010

1859 – Former Bank, Foster Place, Dublin

Architect: Papworth & Geoghegan Before the formation of AIB, this was known as the Royal Bank. The exterior is fairly straight forward classicism with a good neo-classical porch added in 1850. It is...

16 February 2010

1811 – Former Central Bank, Foster Place, Dublin

Architect: Francis Johnston The former Central Bank building is sited at the end of Foster Place. Until recently the Bank of Ireland Art Centre, it is now a tawdry tourist attraction. A simple...

16 February 2010

1867 – Former Bank, College Street, Dublin

Architect: William G. Murray Now part of the Westin Hotel, designed in 1863 as the Headquarters of the Provincial Bank and built over the next few years. The architect William G. Murray died...

11 February 2010

1915 – Garda Station, Pearse Street, Dublin

Architect: A. Robinson, M.J. Burke, H.G. Leask Designed for the Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) and now the main Garda Station for the south city, Pearse Street Station is a large building in the...

11 February 2010

1909 – Gilbert Library, Pearse Street, Dublin

Architect: C.J. McCarthy / Dublin City Architect’s Department Designed originally by the city architect C.J. McCarthy, and extended nearly one hundred years later by his successor, the Dublin City Architect’s Department, the Gilbert...

11 February 2010

1897 – Former St. Andrew’s National Schools, Pearse Street, Dublin

Architect: William Hague Now a community resource centre, this fine Victorian building was constructed as boys and girls national schools in 1895-97. The five part composition has a central breakfront with decorative terracotta...