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Unbuilt Dublin

09 January 2012

1801 – Proposal for St. George’s Church, Dublin

Architect: Richard Morrison In 1800, eight architects were invited to submit proposals for St. George’s Church, even though a proposal by Francis Johnston had already been approved. Morrison’s design placed second behind that...

09 January 2012

1773 – Blue Coat School, Blackhall Place, Dublin

Architect: Thomas Ivory Thomas Ivory’s design for the Blue Coat School, Blackhall Place (now the Law Society) with the sadly unbuilt tower. Ivory was selected as the architect of the school after an...

04 January 2012

1814 – Design for General Post Office, Dublin

Architect: Francis Johnston Design for a drum and dome on completed General Post Office on Sackville (now O’Connell) Street.

04 January 2012

1945 – Proposed Davis Memorial, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin

Architect: Raymond McGrath Unconstructed design for a memorial for Thomas Davis in St. Stephen’s Green in the centre of Dublin.

04 January 2012

1856 – Design for Wellington Testimonial, Phoenix Park, Dublin

Architect: Sir Robert Smirke “Of all the public monuments hitherto raised in honor of the Duke of Wellington, that of the Citizens of Dublin is, if not the most graceful, at least the...

19 December 2011

1922 – Abercrombie Proposal for National Cathedral, Dublin

Architect: Patrick Abercrombie, Sydney Kelly, Arthur Kelly In 1916 the Civics Institute of Ireland held a competition for suggestions and designs for the city planning of Dublin. The winner was Patrick Abercrombie of...

15 December 2011

1792 – Design for Royal Circus, Dublin

Architect: Thomas Cunningham Design for a quadrant terrace of houses around a planned Royal Circus to be built in the Gardiner Estate on the northside of Dublin. This was never constructed but would...

08 December 2011

1884 – Uncompleted designs for St. Saviour’s Priory, Dublin

Architect: John L. Robinson Design for an priory with enclosed quadrangle adjacent to St. Saviour’s Church. Built in a modified form, the building was never fully completed. Ironically the funds for this building...

08 December 2011

1883 – Unexecuted design for National Museum & Library, Dublin

Architect: T.N. Deane & Son The selected design after an architectural competition to design a complex of museum and library around Leinster House (then part of the Royal Dublin Society). This design differs...