Re: Re: ‘Dutch Billys’

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I thought we’d lost Boooooog, and yes this is one of the few locations left in Dublin where you can still get a feel for our lost gabled streetscapes.

no. 27 South Frederick St. with its ‘Georgianized’ facade, and the doorway of no. 24, the design of which was probably originally common to most houses on the street

The trouble that the owners of no. 27 went to to Georgianize their house never fails to raise a smile. When everyone else was content just to dump the front gable and squeeze in a pair of windows into the attic storey under a flat parapet, and maybe replace the original old-fashioned door, these guys went the extra mile and replaced the whole cruciform roof with a pair of little lateral roofs. Even the tiny gable on the return had to go.

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