The Crawford Municipal

The Crawford Municipal

Postby Paul Clerkin » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:21 pm

Just an image i came across, sadly a photograph, not a scan


CRAWFORD MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS OF SCIENCE & ART, CORK.
Arthur Hill, Architect.
'The Architect' July 12th, 1889.
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Re: The Crawford Municipal

Postby Yossarian » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:27 pm

CRAWFORD copy2.jpg


Just tweaked it a bit to try and straighten it out ;)
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Re: The Crawford Municipal

Postby thebig C » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:38 pm

Was the above drawing actually built?
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Re: The Crawford Municipal

Postby green_jesus » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:57 pm

Was the above drawing actually built?


It looks the same.

http://maps.google.com/?ll=51.899641,-8 ... 6,,0,-6.68
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Re: The Crawford Municipal

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:40 pm

That images is as completed at the time. There was an original concept and model. The architect's scale model of the original proposed building is considerably more ambitious in scale and treatment than the extension actually completed. This model, and the ground plans associated with it, show that the design was to have several turrets, not just the one octagonal turret.
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Re: The Crawford Municipal

Postby thebig C » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:49 pm

Thanks for that guys:)

I had read about the more ambitious proposals as part of the "Buildings" feature. Was the multi-turreted design featured in the scale model an illustration of the expanded College to include Scientific endeavours, or, simply a larger variant of the current building?

Also, do you have a pic of the model?

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Re: The Crawford Municipal

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:43 pm

The more elaborate design was to include the school of science afaik.
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Re: The Crawford Municipal

Postby jungle » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:42 pm

I never realised that this was built as a single building.

For some reason when looking at it, I'd always believed that the area right of the turret was older and that the turret and the area to the left was an extension.
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Re: The Crawford Municipal

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:02 pm

You are right, it is not a single building. The turret is the join between the older part and the victorian extension.
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