Survey Data

Reg No

50010261


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic


Original Use

Shop/retail outlet


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


Date

1915 - 1925


Coordinates

315937, 234668


Date Recorded

20/10/2011


Date Updated

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Description

Attached corner-sited three-bay four-storey stone commercial building, built 1920, with chamfered corner entrance bay and single-bay side elevation fronting onto O'Connell Street. Built as part of group of six buildings on O'Connell Street with shopfronts to entire ground floor and offices above. Flat roof hidden behind Portland stone parapet wall having moulded granite coping and squat piers. Portland limestone ashlar walls with giant order Doric pilasters rising from continuous cornice above ground floor to continuous frieze and cornice with mutules over second floor. Greek key frieze and cornice above first floor and panelled pilasters to attic storey. Square-headed window openings and single-pane timber sliding sash windows with block-and-start surrounds to third floor, architrave surrounds to second floor with moulded sills and larger first floor windows spanning space between pilasters with steel casement windows. Large replacement display windows to shopfront with panelled Portland limestone piers on plinths and stylistic Ionic and Doric capitals to continuous cornice. Steel roller shutters and replacement stone fascia. Replacement glazed doors to corner entrance bay and replacement stone-clad curved steps.

Appraisal

This corner building is part of a group of six similar buildings arising from the early twentieth-century reconstruction of O'Connell Street. Employing quality materials and a reinterpretation of Neo-Classical detailing the building neatly stitches two streetscapes together. Prominently sited and built to the designs of Donnelly, Moore, Keefe & Robinson, the building retains much of its original design and external details adding to the variety of building stock that characterises the O'Connell Street area.