Survey Data

Reg No

21512003


Date

1820 - 1940


County

Limerick City


Coordinates

157560, 157089


Description

Terraced four-bay four-storey building, built c. 1830, originally forming two two-bay houses, incorporated into the one composition, c. 1940, when the front elevation was given an Art Deco finish. M-profile roof hidden behind a parapet wall with three rendered chimneystacks to the front pitch and cast-iron hopper and downpipe. Painted ruled and lined rendered walls. Square-headed window openings with painted stone sills to third floor and uPVC windows throughout. Moulded stucco architrave on block ends links window openings at first and second floor level, with fluted window apron panels beneath. Polished marble-faced shopfront, erected c. 1995, with separate door opening accessing the upper floors.

Appraisal

The Art Deco façade composition of this building belies two late Georgian former townhouses, adding to the architectural palimpsest. The building adds significantly to the architectural heritage of the streetscape, which has a concentration of Art Deco architecture. This includes the neighbouring former cinema, itself an early nineteenth-century Methodist church, behind the façade.