Dublin: Topographic Views of Georgian Architecture (Dublin, Republic of Ireland) : Doorways of Merrion Square; black door with arched window under broken pediment

Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott, 1960-
Published/Created:
Dublin, Leinster, Republic of Ireland
General GPS for Merrion Square
4/16/2009
Notes:
During this period, the reign of the four Georges (1714-1830), the style, derived from Palladian Architecture, which was used in erecting public and private buildings, including Merrion Square, Parliament House and the Royal Exchange. The Wide Streets Commission was established in 1757 at the request of Dublin Corporation to govern architectural standards on the layout of streets, bridges and buildings. In later political turmoil of the 19th and 20th century, some of the Georgian area was destroyed, as it was seen to be symbolic of English rule. By the 1990s, attitudes had changed, and regulations have been put in place to conserve Georgian structures. Merrion Square (Irish: Cearnóg Mhuirfean) is a Georgian square on the south side of Dublin city center. It was laid out after 1762 (by James Ensor, the planner of Rutland Square) and was largely complete by the beginning of the 19th century. It is considered one of the city's finest surviving squares. Three sides are lined with Georgian redbrick townhouses; the West side abuts the grounds of Leinster House (seat of the Oireachtas), Government Buildings, the Natural History Museum and the National Gallery. The central railed-off garden is now a public park.
Topics:
Architecture -- Ireland -- 19th century -- (YVRC)
Architecture -- Ireland -- 21st century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Contemporary
Twenty-first century
Culture:
Irish
Accession Number:
1A2-IR-D-GA-A16
Coordinates:
+53.339722-6.249167
Genre:
urban and topographical views (AAT)
Format:
Image
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
visual works; photographs; visual works; topographical views architecture; cityscape; contemporary (1960 to present); genre; City planning; parks (recreation areas); Restoration and conservation; townhouses; attached rowhouses; city squares
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Addition Module Seven
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
4/16/2009
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4349
OID:
10472155
PID:
digcoll:1806611