Survey Data

Reg No

50011217


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Social Technical


Original Use

Library/archive


Date

1885 - 1890


Coordinates

315266, 234638


Date Recorded

29/01/2014


Date Updated

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Description

Reading room to rear of no. 106 Capel Street, built c.1887. Hipped slate roof with rooflights and having rectangular clerestorey with timber-framed windows and hipped slate roof with finials. Brick walls to Campbell's Court, having recent vehicular entrance. Interior has queen-post timber truss roof with turned and carved members, trusses supported on pilasters, with moulded cornice to all walls.

Appraisal

This reading room was added in the late nineteenth century to a house which was converted to become Dublin's first public library. The quality of timberwork to the roof is notable.