I just realized GP, that was you having a go at me on the other thread.
In responce 71gray's post a couple of weeks back on the proposed demolition of Frawleys, I haven't had a chance to look closely at the application, but I took a closer look at the existing buildings just to be sure of what were're talking about here.
The site extends from no. 32 in the west to no. 36 in the east and all existing structures are intended to be demolished.
There can be little doubt that no. 32, recently a Chinese shop and previously 'Fitzgeralds', is a Georgian altered former twin 'Dutch Billy' in reasonably intact condition. Twin 'Billys' on standard width terrace plots appear to have been unique to Dublin and, includind this one, only five example remain, to my knowledge.
No. 33 is a very decent early Georgian sharing a unusual roof profile with the threatened three storey on James's Street opposite the Fountain, pictured earlier in this thread.
Nos. 34 - 35 is the 1930s Art Deco wing of Frawleys with the unique 'island' shop window and quality tiling refered to by Devin.
No. 36 is the early 18th century, 5 bay, mansion house of the Quaker banker Fade, which although altered in the 30s with the removal of the original pitched roof, retains it's front and back elevations with little alteration (except at street level) and probably a substantial portion of it's main internal fabric.
The rear elevation of Fade's house is even more indicative of it's high status than the front, with the scale of the original central stairwell implied by the arrangement of the windows.
Notwithstanding the role of these structures in the streetscape, on their individual merits alone, these structures demand to be retained and conserved. Demolition should be completely out of the question here.
The rear of no. 32 showing the twin roofs and standard return that can only belong to a former twin 'Billy'.
The rear of Frawley's.