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Paul Clerkin

I’ve been following this up. Here is the illustration from the bag.

And here is basically what exists now. Basically it seems that the original block which stretched from Princes Street to Henry Street was completely destroyed in 1894 after a fire. Designed by G.P Beater in 1894, extended in 1904. So either this is the design as reconstructed after the fire, or a completely new replacement design that was just never completed due to lack of funds or interest (ie original 1894n concept), or perhaps damaged beyond repair in 1916. Thje top of the tower was removed in 1949 which is a pity.

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