Lots of lovely stuff there, there's probably quite a few Georgians lurking behind the gothic trappings of the Victorians.
At the Stephens Green end, there's a couple of very early 19th century, Georgian style buildings with granite window surrounds which would appear to be the oldest facades on the street, along with West jewellers and parts of M&S.
The lamposts aren't original to say the least, but the posts could still be 19th century, salvaged from elsewhere. The heads are of course delightful examples of 80s nostalgia.
I think the street was first pedestrianised in 1980, put the current paving wasn't laid until around 87/88.
There were 3 main phases of development on the st
1. As the st developed from a laneway linking to the Green into a residential area in the 17th and 18th centurys.
2. Then the Victorians first converted many of the houses into stores, while in the 1870s & 80s buildings were demolished and replaced in the high style we see now.
3. Around 1900-20 many fine buidings also went up, including office buildings or 'chambers', which are esp evident opposite the Provosts House.
You can also throw insome 1930s & 60s development as well.