Re: Re: Ashe Memorial Hall, Tralee – Architectural Style
Thanks for the picture, Lotts.
I also saw a picture on the NIAH site (http://www.buildingsofireland.ie), but it too shies away from naming the style.
The early years of the 20th century saw mini-revivals of some classical styles, and this would be an example of that phenomenon. Some Garda Stations were build in Queen Anne revival, for example. I’m not sure what style you’d call this building, though Queen Anne mightn’t be too wrong. It has echoes of the type of classicism seen in such buildings as Bantry House, which is (partly) Queen Anne- I’m thinking particularly of the giant order pilasters. But it also has the feel of the type of classicism used by Thomas Jefferson in the early 19th (?) century- a sort of pared-down, crisp-edged Palladian derivative.
So, ‘simple Jeffersonian Palladianism meets spare Queen Anne classicism’? 😉