Re: Re: ‘Dutch Billys’

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Nice, gunter. What’s particularly interesting about houses C, D and E in your sketch is just how ‘Dutch’ they are – not due to their Billy tops but to the extent of glazing in the facades, which are not walls with windows punched in them (as with the Georgian tradition) but a series of narrow brick piers. Can you date the changeover from one approach to the other in Dublin houses?

One other point: house C certainly has the most elaborate hall door and the flappiest tall parapet I’ve ever seen but why do you think it had lost its top floor by the time the photo was taken (as it must have done to accommodate the low central drainpipe)?

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