GrahamH wrote:Do you have an exact date for that clipping, gunter?
Most of the clipping do, but not that George's Street block clip unfortunately. I must have felt that, either it didn't merit going to the trouble of scribbling a date on it or, that it dated itself.
Probably not later than 1975.
GrahamH wrote:I came across a detailed reference to Denmark House only recently, but now can't find it. I believe it may have been in connection with the architect William M Mitchell, in whose repertoire it certainly wouldn't be out of place as an early steel-framed building with a brick skin. There's a picture of it in Freddie O'Dwyer's Lost Dublin, but I can't find that either. Very useful all round.
A bikkie for Graham, 'Lost Dublin'
page 79. It's a pity the OPW wouldn't buy Freddie a computer, we could get questions like this answered on the spot.
This is his caption:'To the right of Arnotts in the photograph may be seen the copper dome of Todd Burns [now Penneys] and further right, the dome, surmounted by a flagpole, of the Henry Street Warehouse Company latterly known as Denmark House, Little Denmark Street, an early steel-framed building which was demolished in 1976.'
For a better image, there's a good chance that an early steel-framed building would have merited at least half a page in a book called 'A Companion Guide to Architecture in Ireland, 1837 - 1921'
, by Jeremy Williams, which I think was published about twenty years ago.