Indeed - most of this terrace survived, even if it didn't survive the 70s!
I thought of Champion Sports as an original as well - unfortunately it is an example of very average Victorian design. And the dirt does it no favours either.
I saw the pics of the Georgians in the Harcourt book as well (then put it back on the shelf and sneaked out of the bookshop)
Supermacs is a fine building - unfortunately the schuh bldg beside it does it no favours at all, the window courses arn't even continued.
Schuh is a disgrace as it stands out like a sore thumb.
It's facinating that the Henry St corner bldgs are amongt the oldest Georgians in the city considering how the rest of the street was destroyed, the fact that they were right beside the GPO in 1916, and that the street's buildings have been subject to such changes in fashions - hence demolitions and alterations etc. For these to have survived is extraordinary.
One indicator of their age is evident on the Henry St facade, where there's still an original window. Note how small it is, and the panes of glass, and how unadorned and simple the surround is - so typical of the early/mid 18th century.
It would be fantastic if the render and pediments etc could be removed and the original brickwork exposed. It would look great and complement the GPO so well.
This is how so much of Dublin was planned - have simple classical, brick clad 'ordinary' stock contrasted with major stone feature buildings, like the GPO.
In their current state they're an eyesore, and slap-bang on the nodal point of the street.