Survey Data

Reg No

20513123


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic


Original Use

Office


In Use As

Bank/financial institution


Date

1910 - 1915


Coordinates

167330, 71857


Date Recorded

11/10/1995


Date Updated

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Description

Corner-sited end-of-terrace three-bay four-storey commercial building, dated 1914, with chamfered corner and having oriel windows. Pitched slate roofs with octagonal chimneystacks, red brick parapet having limestone eaves course, and gabled dormer with cast-iron finial. Red brick walls with ashlar limestone string courses and date plaque. Timber casement windows to upper floors. Carved timber Art Nouveau-style shopfront with fixed windows, glazed doors and toplights having decorative tracery, flanked by pilasters, and having fascia, consoles and cornice above. Two-bay four-storey extension to the south.

Appraisal

Located on a corner site at the junction of St. Patrick's Street and the Grand Parade, this building, designed by architect D. O' Connor, occupies a notable position in the city centre. The scale and irregular architectural form of this building make it a positive addition to the streetscape. The irregular fa├žade is articulated by the oriel windows, and ashlar limestone dressings. The well executed Art Nouveau shopfront is a particularly notable feature of the building.