Reply To: Renaissance Style Facade, 40 Kevin St. Lr.
Yeah, great building. Used to admire it from the library in Kevin Street DIT during my student days. The lamb and flag in the pediment is the symbol of the Moravians.
It was under threat of demolition for many many years as part of the ’70s Inner Tangent road widening scheme. Then later when it was deemed worthy of keeping there was a madcap plan to put the whole building on wheels and move it back. But I think this was ditched when they found out how expensive it would be to do that.
It’s easier to go in and see the inside now that that design company are in it. The tiled toilets downstairs are amazing – a 1900s time capsule. The close-up pic of the tap on the company’s homepage is from there.