1867 – Scottish Provincial Assurance Co., O’Connell St., Dublin

Architect: Sir Thomas Newenham Deane



Constructed on the site of Drogheda House, the house occupied by the Earl of Drogheda. O’Connell Street, previously Sackville Street, was previously Drogheda Mall, named after Henry Moore, Earl of Drogheda, giving rise to a naming pattern in the area. Sited on the corner of Cathedral and O’Connell Streets, and designed in a suitably Scottish Baronial style with stepped gables. Later owned by the Dublin United Tramways Company, before it was pulled down in 1922, after being badly damaged during the Irish Civil War.

“The offices for this company, in Sackville street, Dublin, have been erected from the designs of Mr. T.N. Deane, architect. They stand at the corner of a street, so as to show two sides, and the style adopted may be spoken of as a free treatment of Scottish Gothic. Elliptical and straight-headed windows are made use of. A turret at the angle, corbelled out over the groond-floor and terminating with a conical roof, gives importance to the structure. On the ground-floor are the offices of the company, including public office, waiting-room, board-room, and secretary’s room. The upper floors are arranged for letting as offices, and the basement will be let for wine stores. The total coat was about 4,000. The materials used are granite, Scotch stone, and lime-stone from Skerries, near Dublin. The builder was Mr. G. Caroll, of Dublin.” The Builder, April 18 1868.