Re: Re: Thomas Street & James Street, Dublin!
Glad to see the City Council have handed out a strong refusal for demolition of this – <a href="http://www.dublincity.ie/swiftlg/apas/run/WPHAPPDETAIL.DisplayUrl?theApnID=3075/10&theTabNo=2&backURL=Search%20Criteria%20>%203075/10
But something will have to be done to arrest the decay in the upper walls that the engineering report was making such hay of, until such time as the building can be rehabilitated.
An aerial view of the Meath Street school from about 1960, with its roof and chimneys intact. What a fine building it was.
Great aerial pic, showing the 19th-century type density that survived in backlands of the city behind streets up to the ’60s, before so much clearing out for surface parking. As an example of a backland structure alone, the national school is worth keeping. I hope something can be done with it eventually.