Dominant on Amien St

Re: Dominant on Amien St

Postby notjim » Fri May 20, 2011 11:20 am

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Someone asked me the other day about this building, it appears in the background of one of the pictures above and is 102 or 103 Amiens Street. I can't find anything about it, which is strange because it has quite a bit of presence, a strong late-Victorian civic form. Does anyone know anything about it, when was it built, what was it built for?
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Re: Dominant on Amien St

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri May 20, 2011 1:48 pm

Former railway postal sorting office I believe - if you're on the platforms at Connolly, you can see where it once had its own sidings. I seem to recall An Post selling it in the 1990s.

I got knocked off my bike right in front of it in 1992 by someone turning left and not looking.
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Re: Dominant on Amien St

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri May 20, 2011 7:16 pm

That was off the top of my head.

1892 - Designed by J. Howard Pentland as a parcels office. Pentland designed many postoffices for the Board of Works usin the same red brick and stone dressings.

A few other works by him - I probably have photos of others but unsure of architect to be definitive
http://archiseek.com/?s=J.+Howard+Pentland
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Re: Dominant on Amien St

Postby notjim » Fri May 20, 2011 10:22 pm

Brilliant, thanks, you're a star.
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