Kings Inns Street Curiosity

Kings Inns Street Curiosity

Postby urbanisto » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:43 am

I stumbled across this building on Kings Inns Street undergoing work yesterday (apologies for the crap image)

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The building was previously anonymous on the street because it windows were blocked up. Previously in use as a storage depot. Turns out that planning was recently granted for a cafe in the downstairs area. Opening up and refurbishment works taking place.

http://www.dublincity.ie/swiftlg/apas/r ... ts%3C/a%3E

Curious place for a cafe as I cant imagine there would be much footfall. DIT students dont seem to venture beyond their own student cafe.

Great big hulk of a building...anyone know its background.
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Re: Kings Inns Street Curiosity

Postby Paul Clerkin » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:57 pm

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Re: Kings Inns Street Curiosity

Postby urbanisto » Thu May 10, 2012 1:55 pm

Built Dublin post on this building now being brought back to life http://builtdublin.com/factory-26-kings ... -dublin-1/
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Re: Kings Inns Street Curiosity

Postby DOC » Thu May 10, 2012 2:23 pm

When I was in college in Bolton St it was always referred to it as the 'R MINTS' building.

There was a great big painted sign on the building that obviously originally read 'SILVERMINTS' but half the wall the sign was on had gone/been removed.
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