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Here’s a better view of the Presbyterian Church – a real gobsmacking loss alright.:eek:

Didn’t know about the fire. Only info I have on it is that the Presbyterians sold it to a developer (a “fire” would be plausible in that case) in 1959 who demolished it with the intention of building an O’Connell Bridge House-type office block but never did.

Looking at the surviving ground floor facade today (incorporated in the 1989 Grafton Architects development over), you can see that the cutting, tooling and jointing of the stonework is of very high quality, which makes its demolition even more incredible.


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