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Flamingo Display, 137 Capel Street, Dublin 1, Dublin City
50010443
Front (east) elevation
Reg. No.50010443
Date1810 - 1850
Previous NameN/A
Townland
CountyDublin City
Coordinates315346, 234450
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL
RatingRegional
Original Usehouse
In Use Asshop/retail outlet
 
Description
Terraced two-bay four-storey house, built c.1830, with replacement shopfront to ground floor. M-profile slate roof, hipped to north of rear pitch, with brick chimneystacks to south party wall. Roof hidden behind red brick parapet wall with concrete coping with cast-iron downpipe breaking through to south end. Red brick walls laid in Flemish bond with remnants of lime pointing. Gauged brick flat-arch window openings with concrete sills, patent rendered reveals and replacement one-over-one pane timber sliding sash windows. Replacement timber shopfront to ground floor with two display windows, central entrance and further entrance to south bay giving access to upper floors. Original granite paving slabs spanning façade to kerb.

Appraisal

Capel Street was laid out in 1680 by Humphrey Jervis as a prestigious residential street and named after Arthur Capel, Earl of Essex. By 1800 the street had become one of the city's principal commercial thoroughfares with the current plot ratios reflecting the layout of that period. This building retains its nineteenth-century proportions and remnants of early tuck pointing and with its parapet rising above the neighbouring buildings adds to the rhythmic nature of this historic streetscape.
 
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