Re: Re: O’ Connell Street
Quite possible yes. It’s hard to think of any other reason why a facade would be tweaked in such a minor way at such enormous expense.
The publishing period would also be quite small, ranging from c. 1845 to 1860, as we know the alterations were in place through late 1860s photographs, while the old-fashioned new Georgian windows that were installed – and as still survive to the side elevation today – date the modification to the late 1840s or early 1850s. A quick search of The Irish Times archive beckons…
It really goes to show though doesn’t it – even in a solid, formulaic-looking case as this, buildings are not always as they seem.