O1534 : Sunlight Chambers, Parliament St. Dublin

taken 16 years ago, near to Mountjoy, Kilmainham, Dublin and Phibsborough, Dublin, Ireland

Sunlight Chambers, Parliament St. Dublin
Sunlight Chambers, Parliament St. Dublin
Designed as Dublin offices for Lord Lever (of Lever Brothers), by the Liverpool architect Edward Ould who also designed Port Sunlight. Built in a romantic Italianate style the building boasts one of the most unusual architectural features in Dublin - two multicoloured terracotta friezes depicting the history of hygiene. Until recently these friezes were quite dirty but a recent restoration restored the building to its multicoloured brilliance. The building met with resistance from architects in Dublin at the time due to the fact that a foreign (English) architect had been hired (Lutyens also had this problem around this time). Upon its completion, 'The Irish Builder' referred to it as the ugliest building in Dublin, while a few years later the same journal called it 'pretentious and mean'.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 27 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 6 March, 2007
Historic building   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! O 154 342 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:20.7405N 6:16.0791W
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Irish: geotagged! O 154 342
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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