At Cross Guns Bridge there is an Art Deco Garage, which has lied vacant for some time. It has loads of boards/ signs stuck onto it. However, some of this has collapsed (something to do with the weather?) and it has revealed more of the buildings authentic detailing - more striking a building than I originally thought. It does not appear as amateur a construction as I originally thought.
Does anyone know what's happening with this building?
I wasn't suggesting anyone HAD to get it listed. It was more a rhetorical comment. You'll recall from earlier times when the Wiggs Teape building was demolished that many people were astonished that it hadnt been listed for protection. It was just a comment.
I can't find it on the list of protected
structures searching for either "Cross Guns" or Garage. The only mention of Cross Guns is
'Cross Guns Bridge/Fifth Lock, Royal
Canal Dublin 7 Crossguns Quay: multi-storey stone former mill building'
Dosn't sound like a deco garage to me.
I don't know the area myself but a lot of the area ajoining the canal is a "Proposed Candidate Special Area of Conservation" on the city development plan. (the bits striped in red on the attached).
Just to inform yiz that the fascia boards have been removed last week from this wonderful building, and its original beauty is being revealed for all to see. Its design was more sophisticated than originally thought. Go have a look - they have demolished a side extension, but I think they are preserving the original. Can wait to see what they will do with it; here's hoping that it won't be filled with PVC and painted pink!!
Looks like it, having had a quick look passing it on a bus this afternoon, the detailing is rather crude, much more of the country garage than urban cinema strain of "art deco". Will photograph it tomorrow.
The art deco building has finally been revealed for all to see. The owners have done a magnificent job inside - considering there was little of any importance inside previously. They have done a splendid job on the building and credit where credit is due. Art Deco has at last has its day in the sun.... After so many depressing demolitions, maybe an appreciation for art deco is filtering into the mainstream public (and builders also!).