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The End is Nigh...

Around the corner from St Catherine’s church on Thomas Street, Dublin and indeed integrated into that building is this residence on Thomas Court, probably the former presbytery. 164 more words

Architectural History

Mechthild Heuser

Title: Scientific Collaborator

Company: Federal Office of Culture

Location: Bern, Switzerland

Dr. Mechthild Heuser is a scientific author, journalist, photographer, scientific researcher and professional lecturer for the history of art, architecture and film. 177 more words

Fine Art

Documenting Historic Buildings

Documenting historic buildings was my first introduction to architectural history and historic preservation (and remains my first love). There is something exciting about crawling into basements and crawl spaces and into tight attic spaces to look at the parts of a building hidden from everyday view. 653 more words

Architectural History

'A Man of Gravity and Virtuous Conversation'

A pair of figures on the tomb of Walter Wellesley, penultimate Prior of Great Connell, County Kildare, a religious house belonging to the Augustinian canons. Judged a man of both exceptional learning and political wisdom, Wellesley, who became Bishop of Kildare in 1529, had sufficient influence with Henry VIII to ensure the survival of Great Connell during the following decade when other religious houses were being suppressed. 100 more words

Architectural History

A Shining Distinction on Earth

The Dawson family of County Monaghan came from Yorkshire to Ireland during the reign of Elizabeth I, Thomas Dawson becoming a Burgess of Armagh. Subsequently Richard Dawson, a Cromwellian cornet of horse, assembled the nucleus of the family’s estate in the 1650s and 1660s through the acquisition of thirty-one townlands, based around a property called Dawson’s Grove on the banks of a chain of lakes separating counties Cavan and Monaghan. 1,065 more words

Architectural History

Refined Rusticity

The idiosyncratic entrance to Bracklyn, County Westmeath, described by Alistair Rowan and Christine Casey as a ‘fantastic neo-mannerist composition of rocks and arches.’ It might also be judged an essay in rustic Palladianism since the building, executed in unhewn limestone, is centred on an archway with pyramidal bellcote above. 55 more words

Architectural History

Daniel Burnham's Washington,DC Post Office

Adjacent to Union Station, also by Burnham,the Post Office and its neighbor form two blocks of powerfully monumental Beaux Arts Buildings of the early 20th century. 21 more words

Architectural Photography