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O’Connell Street Dublin

08 April 2010

1917 – Manfield Chambers, Abbey Street, Dublin

Architect: Batchelor & Hicks On the corner of O’Connell Street and Middle Abbey Street, Manfield Chambers is a commercial premises with a branch of Clarks on the ground level and various offices above....

07 April 2010

2003 – The Dublin Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin

Architects: Ian Ritchie Architects The Dublin Spire was the winning entry in an architectural competition to provide a replacement for Nelson’s Pillar which was blown up in 1966. After a planning appeal and...

07 April 2010

1980 – Jim Larkin Statue, O’Connell Street, Dublin

Sculptor: Oisin Kelly Facing Clery’s, Jim Larkin (1874-1947) is remembered on Dublin’s main thoroughfare for his dedication to worker’s rights. In 1909 Jim Larkin founded the Irish Transport & General Worker’s Union catering...

07 April 2010

1973 – Fingal County Council, O’Connell Street, Dublin

Architect: Arthur Swift & Partners Truly horrendous L-shaped building that replaced several good 19th century houses and a commercial building by William G. Murray. Slated for demolition itself after barely forty years. The...

07 April 2010

1959 – Dublin Bus, O’Connell Street, Dublin

Architect: Brendan Ellis & G.P. O’Shea An infill building on the western side of O’Connell Street, the Dublin Bus offices was originally built for its parent company Coras Iompair Eireann. The fa├žade features...

07 April 2010

1932 – Former Carlton Cinema, O’Connell Street, Dublin

Architect: Robinson Keefe One of Dublin’s finest Art Deco facades, the former Carlton Cinema has been closed for over a decade and is not awaiting demolition. A proposal to move the facade is...

07 April 2010

1922 – Allied Irish Banks, O’Connell Street, Dublin

Architect: Batchelor & Hicks A fine bank building, finished in high quality stonework, that neatly turns the corner onto Parnell Street. Constructed after damage during the Irish Civil War to the top end...

07 April 2010

1929 – Savoy Cinema, O’Connell Street, Dublin

Architect: F.C. Mitchell Designed in the same stripped Classical style as the adjacent Gresham Hotel and Hammam Chambers, the Savoy was once one of the great “atmospherics” – the massive interior decorated on...

07 April 2010

1927 – Gresham Hotel, O’Connell Street, Dublin

Architect: Robert Atkinson Rebuilt (1925-27) after the ravages of the Civil War, the Gresham Hotel is a Dublin landmark. It was designed by Robert Atkinson (b Wigton, Cumbria, 1 Aug 1883; d London,...

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