Georgian Decay

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When: 01 January 2004

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What was once a common enough sight in Dublin is well captured here! A gap in the teeth of a fine Georgian terrace, where one or more of the once grand houses has been torn down. Its partners on either side are shored up with timber baulks to save them from the same fate. Whereabouts is it, and what does the street view tell us now?

Photographers: Unknown

Original Researcher: Valerie Houlden

Collection: Dublin Corporation Photographic Collection

Date: ca. 1960-1980


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    • 04/Feb/2021 09:51:53

    Top of Dominick st onto Bolton st. Terrace where the gap is, gone, small 2 storey building still standing. Bottom half of terrace still standing. Now has Luas line running up it.

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    O Mac

    • 04/Feb/2021 10:00:47

    Streetview 36 Dominick Street Lower

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    • 04/Feb/2021 10:05:41

    Betting on 1968 ... due to these nearby-in-the-catalogue tatty posters. Saturday 9 November happened in 1968 (also 1964 and 1974) -

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    • 04/Feb/2021 10:09:07

    ... though it could be 1969 'cos the posters are so tatty !

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    • 04/Feb/2021 10:18:55

    Flickr is sometimes amazing! The surviving bit via in 2018 -

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    • 04/Feb/2021 11:13:37

    Volkswagen Beetle is a 1968 model as bumpers changed from all chrome and of curved section to a squarer shape with a black painted strip.

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    • 04/Feb/2021 13:28:59[email protected]/ Yes, reg indicates late 1968

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    Bernard Healy

    • 04/Feb/2021 13:30:01

    [] The Emmet Spiceland Band makes that guess plausible:

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    • 04/Feb/2021 13:42:21

    thanks to BH for the link to the show and pages, Donal Lunny in a show and and a jeweller before he became a folk music icon God like creator

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    • 04/Feb/2021 17:51:35

    I think one of the Georgian houses, no. 39, has survived. That's assuming that the house numbers haven't changed since the picture was taken. "This mid-Georgian townhouse retains original external character and is only one of ten remaining houses on the west end of Lower Dominick Street near Saint Saviour's Church. The house retains a good pedimented doorcase and its overall composition, and couple with the foreground og stone plinth and metal railings, indicates the former grandeur and status of this street within the Georgian core of the city. The land was purchased in 1709 by Christopher Dominick, a physician, and developed by his widow in the 1740s. Previously one of the grandest terraces of Georgian houses in the city, the street fell into dereliction with most houses in tenement use until the 1950s. Slum clearance removed most of the historic character of the street, many of the older buildings being replaced by social housing blocks"

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    O Mac

    • 04/Feb/2021 21:21:03

    That's a serious downpipe...

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    • 04/Feb/2021 21:51:20

    Another confirmation of 1968 being the earliest date is one of the cars being a Mk1 Ford Escort, which was launched in that year.

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    • 04/Feb/2021 22:25:42

    Buenas fotos antiguas .

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    • 30/Dec/2021 16:43:37

    Taken from outside Dominic Street church looking towards Bolton street cross. Name on the shop is not ‘Warren’ it is ‘TAVERN’ possibly ‘Jim’s Tavern’ opposite the Chemist on the corner of Bolton Street and upper Dominic Street. Only remaining are the two red door houses.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 30/Dec/2021 20:34:58[email protected] Pat, Thanks.