Survey Data

Reg No

50010502


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic


Original Use

Shop/retail outlet


In Use As

Restaurant


Date

1915 - 1925


Coordinates

315943, 234441


Date Recorded

27/10/2011


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced four-bay four-storey commercial building, rebuilt c.1920, with giant arched window to first floor, and shopfront to ground floor. Flat roof hidden behind red brick parapet wall with granite coping. Red brick walls laid in English bond with four rendered pilasters on plinth bases to second and third floors surmounted by rendered frieze and granite cornice. Giant round-arched opening to first floor with moulded archivolt, central scrolled console bracket, plain panelled spandrels with wreath-framed oculus to each spandrel, full-span cornice over and replacement display window. Gauged brick flat-arched window openings to second and third floors with granite sills and replacement uPVC windows. Replacement glazed shopfront flanked by original paired granite ashlar Doric pilasters and entablature forming imposts to giant arch and framing replacement glazed door openings with overlights.

Appraisal

This early twentieth-century commercial building was built as part of the reconstruction of the O'Connell Street area following the 1916 Rising. The traditional plot ratio has been forsaken for an overemphasis on its commercial role expressed through the giant arch. Now in use as a fast food restaurant, the building retains some of its original detailing adding to the collection of similarly-dated buildings that characterize O'Connell Street.