Re: Re: ‘Dutch Billys’

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They’re cute. We never had a Lubeck or an Amsterdam here though. Nobody in Lubeck took a decision in 1750 that gables would be eradicated from the townscape, as more or less happened in Dublin. In that context the situation I described for the College Green building could easily have occurred.

Stylewise, compared to the European gabled tradition, plain gables, hybrids and vernacular-builder oddities abounded here (though obviously there were some interesting examples too, some of which are well documented). Maybe the thread title should be ‘Did Dublin ever have a coherent gabled townscape?’.

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