Re: Re: ‘Dutch Billys’
Paul: That group on Amien Street and a Dutch gabled house around the corner on Talbot Street appear to be examples of a late19th century revival of interest in the gabled house. The trend seems to have been across the board in Victorian cities, but the Talbot Street example (posted last year by Devin on the Talbot St. thread) looks much more connected to the characteristic Dublin ‘Dutch Billy’ that was, about then, vanishing everywhere from the building record.
The Talbot Street house was probably designed by some, out of touch, third rate, architect with an unhealthy interest in out of date building types.
Ha!, how sad is that?