Re: Re: Deco Beach – Galway City
@john white wrote:
I was at a wedding last weekend in Galway city. It must be the Atlantic/American influence or something but they have some deco style architecture there. A street running accross upper Whitegate street or something has a sad neglected grey building on it with crappy shops in the bottom and aluminium windows. It looks very similar to the Deco Beach ones. I took a photo and will post it when I get it. I’d love to see it restoed externally at least. Painted white with lilac and pink details and with those windows replaced.
Also on the way back to Dublin on Sunday from Galway my girlfriend admired some water towers – one standing alone in a field and another more dilapidated vandalised one in Craughwell . Took some shots.
All in all a very exciting week-end with some exploration too!
Yeh John.That was the Savoy Cinema in Eglinton St. Galway City Council gave permission for the building (minus the facade) to be demolished along with the Imperial Hotel on Eyre Square, to which it is attached from the rear.
However, An Taisce appealed and won on massing, height and inappropriate design etc. The latest is that the Imperial is to be developed alone as a retail unit, and, the Savoy side will constitute a phase two development to come later.
There is also an Art Deco building in Merchants Road (formerely McDonaghs Hardware Store) now a retail unit, with facade left in place.