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Lost Dublin

06 January 2016

1899 – Ormond Hall, Ormond Quay Upper, Dublin

Architect: William M. Mitchell Constructed as a hall for Ormond Quay Presbyterian church for meetings and Sunday School. “It stands on the site of some very old houses, and considerable difficulty was experienced...

07 October 2015

1860 – Warehouse, Nos.17-18 Mary St., Dublin

Architect: Alfred G. Jones Rebuilding of a extensive furniture & upholstery establishment. Shop front of ‘novel and ornate character’. The upper part of the facade, has lost its curvilinear gables and is now...

07 October 2015

1860 – Shop Front, No.40 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin

Architect: Alfred G. Jones Shopfront for Cherry & Sheilds, paper warehouse, published in The Irish Builder.

06 October 2015

1860 – Drinking Fountain, Beresford Place, Dublin

Architect: Deane & Woodward Published in The Dublin Builder, February 1 1861, and gifted to the city by the Earl of Carlisle. “An exception however to this structure, has been erected near the...

06 October 2015

1929 – Catholic Emancipation Centenary, Phoenix Park, Dublin

Built for celebrations to mark the centenary of Catholic Emancipation. A Pontifical High Mass in the Phoenix Park, on Sunday 24 June 1929, was attended by 300,000 people.

06 October 2015

1860 – Balance Rolling Bridge, George’s Dock, North Wall, Dublin

Architect: Turner & Gibson Illustration of a balance rolling bridge erected at George’s Dock, part of the Custom House Docks, by Turner & Gibson of the Hammersmith Iron Works. Later replaced.

01 October 2015

1780 – St. Catherine’s Church, Meath St., Dublin

“The chapel belonging to the parish formerly stood in Bridge foot street at the north side of Thomas street, but it being dilapidated, about 1780 a subscription was raised amongst the parishioners for...

30 September 2015

1824 – Royal Arcade and Grand Promenade, College Green, Dublin

Destroyed by fire in 1838. Described as “a beautiful structure two storeys high. The under one being the Arcade contained 30 shops filled with all sorts of merchandize, to regulate which strict bye...

29 September 2015

1785 – Bethesda Chapel, Dorset St., Dublin

In 1784 William Smyth, a Dublin merchant, founded the Bethesda Chapel in Dorset Street in connection with a female orphanage and, later in 1794, with the Lock Penitentiary. The illustration is a woodcut...