Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches
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Praxiteles is deeply indebited to a friend who has managed to find a picture of George Coppinger Ashlin and has kindly sent it on. Many, many thanks.
The Irish Architectural Archive has the following description of G.C. Ashlin’s work habits on their biographical note on the architect:
ALFRED EDWIN JONES , who became a pupil in Ashlin & Coleman’s office in about 1911, remembered Ashlin as a tall, commanding figure with ‘an appearance of distinction’ and described his morning routine.(17) Each day he would catch a fast train from Killiney to Westland Row and walk from the station to his office at 7 Dawson Street. On reaching the office door he would hand his umbrella and attachÃ© case to an awaiting junior member of staff and mount the horse which a man held ready at the kerb. He would then canter up Dawson Street to to Stephen’s Green and ride several times round the park on the track which ran just inside the railings before returning to the office to start his day’s work.