Art deco garage at Cross Guns Bridge Phibsboro

Art Deco Garage in Glasnevin

Postby J. Seerski » Fri Nov 01, 2002 4:27 pm

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?
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Postby StephenC » Fri Nov 01, 2002 4:40 pm

Quick! Get it listed....remember the Wiggs Teape building in East Wall
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Postby J. Seerski » Fri Nov 01, 2002 4:54 pm

Who gets what listed? I know this is a discussion board, but do those in control of the site take note of things under dicussion (that being they will take action on matters raised on the site?)
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Nov 01, 2002 5:21 pm

what me? yeah i wander down to the city council and the government and tell them whats what in a monday morning briefing. this is a personal venture.. no organisations behind it, funding it etc....
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Postby StephenC » Mon Nov 04, 2002 4:53 pm

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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.
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Postby ew » Mon Nov 04, 2002 6:07 pm

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).
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Postby ew » Mon Nov 04, 2002 6:11 pm

I'll try that again...
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Nov 04, 2002 6:25 pm

EW the garage is the pink block on junction of Whitworth Rd and Prospect Rd on that mad.
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Postby ro_G » Mon Nov 04, 2002 6:58 pm

i think it's this one here. didn't realise it was in that bad nick.

thought it used to be a electrical shop though.
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Postby dc3 » Tue Nov 05, 2002 3:40 pm

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Postby J. Seerski » Mon Jan 13, 2003 2:01 pm

Hello all!

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!!
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Postby AndrewP » Mon Jan 13, 2003 2:45 pm

Is this the Arc Hire building at the end of the Whitworth Road?
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Postby J. Seerski » Mon Jan 13, 2003 2:49 pm

Yep, but the rubbish has been removed (signs, clutter, "fake" add-ons to the facade). Worth a closer inspection. Less "heavy" than originally thought.
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Feb 10, 2003 5:35 pm

The roof has now been removed
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Postby J. Seerski » Mon Feb 10, 2003 5:52 pm

What's going on - are they knocking it?
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Feb 10, 2003 5:54 pm

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.
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Postby Rory W » Tue Feb 11, 2003 10:48 am

Do they have planning permission?
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Postby J. Seerski » Tue Feb 11, 2003 12:58 pm

Its not as poor as you might expect -

The detail is more intricate than a "country garage"!

If more of the timber panels are removed you will see how refined the actual building actually is........
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Postby ewanduffy » Thu Feb 13, 2003 5:44 pm

As an aside, the red brick buildling at the back of this (latterly integrated into the site I believe) was Glasnevin railway station.
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Postby bigjoe » Mon May 19, 2003 10:17 am

i heard a wisper that they are building a pub on this site. can anyone verify this. the planning notice at the site is impossible to read.
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Postby Rory W » Mon May 19, 2003 3:18 pm

I remember reading that in the Indo property section last year so I assume that's the case
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Postby AndrewP » Fri Feb 20, 2004 3:45 pm

Work seems to be nearly finished on this and the signs for the pub are up - it's the 'Porterhouse North'!
Look forward to having a pint in it soon!:D
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Postby J. Seerski » Tue Mar 16, 2004 12:01 am

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!).
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Tue Mar 16, 2004 1:31 am

According to my sources the "art deco" interior is quite tacky
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