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Tourism Office, 69 O'Connell Street Upper, Dublin 1, Dublin City
Front (east) elevation
Reg. No.50010493
Date1810 - 1830
Previous NameN/A
CountyDublin City
Coordinates315877, 234675
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL
Original Usehouse
In Use Asoffice
Corner-sited four-storey house, built c.1820, having three-bay elevation to O'Connell Street ans single bay to Henry Street. Now in use as shop and having recent shopfront to ground floor. M-profile hipped slate roof with red brick chimneystack having clay chimneypots concealed behind ruled-and-lined rendered parapet wall with masonry coping. Ruled-and-lined rendered walls with block-and-start quoins to upper floors. Diminishing square-headed window openings having masonry sills and rendered architrave surrounds, those to first floor having shouldered pediments with cornices. Original single-pane timber sliding sash windows to first and second floors. Replacement timber-framed windows to third floor.


This building is prominently sited at the junction of O'Connell Street and Henry Street, two of the main thoroughfares in the city. It is one of the few in this area that was not destroyed during the 1916 Rising. The simplicity of the façade is articulated and enhanced by pleasant quoins and a variety of render window surrounds, most notably the pedimented surrounds to the first floor. Significantly, timber sliding sash windows have been largely retained, enhancing the building's overall architectural heritage contribution to the streetscape.
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