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07 January 2010

1796 – The Corn Exchange, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Architect: Francis Johnston Originally designed by Francis Johnston who lived in Drogheda from 1786 to 1793 while working on a commission from Primate Robinson. This building today houses Drogheda’s council offices. It is...

06 January 2010

1906 – Market House, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois

Unusual market house from the early twentieth century in a curious hybrid of styles. Shown prior to its conversion to a library by deBlacam & Meagher Architects.

31 December 2009

1743 – Dunlavin Market House, Co. Wicklow

Architect: Richard Cassels The market house was built around 1743 and designed by Richard Cassels. Originally a cruciform building, the corners are filled by colonnades. All the archways have now been closed up,...

31 December 2009

1776 – Cornmarket House, Wexford, Co. Wexford

Building of a market house commenced in 1772 by Wexford Corporation and was completed in 1776. The lower windows of today were arched recesses for the traders, a reminder of its market house...

11 December 2009

1829 – Marche Bonsecours, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: William Footner / George Browne The Bonsecours Market’s construction began in 1844, with the Public Market being inaugurated in January 1847. The refurbishment of the market’s interior, under the direction of architect...

04 December 2009

2005 – Mercat Santa Caterina, Barcelona

Architect: Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue Birds have the best view – the 5,500 square metre roof is stunning from above. Inside, the ceiling’s abundant laminated wood arches upwards, reminiscent of upturned boats. An...

04 December 2009

1876 – Mercat de la Boqueria, Barcelona

Architect: Josep Mª Cornet i Mas A fine iron and glass structure set in what was an open space surrounded by collonaded arcades.

03 December 2009

1876 – Mercat del Born, Barcelona

Architect: Josep Fontseré A fine iron structure, the former Mercat del Born is now closed for restoration.

30 November 2009

1886 – Beverley Corn Exchange, Yorkshire

Architect: Samuel Musgrave This present building replaces an earlier corn exchange built in 1753. The first regular motion pictures in Beverley were shown here in 1911 and soon afterwards it was renamed the...