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Irish online architecture magazine - this is our tumblr channel, which may turn out to be a little more random in content than the main site and perhaps a bit more personal opinion.

Permalink Explanatory drawing of 18th C Georgian Window, typical of many in Dublin, from the Irish Builder February 1883.
Permalink 1846 Share Certificate for the Dublin, Belfast & Coleraine Junction Railway Company - quite a mouthful, today they would be called Accelerus or something non-specific.
Permalink "Irishmen of good character" - guessing they had quite a small regiment. Poster really spells out what they’re offering, no mention of being shot at though.
Permalink Design for an elevated railway, published in The Irish Builder, May 1st 1872.
Permalink Great view of the old Jacobs factory on Bishop Street, Dublin. Part of it was demolished after a fire. The area closest to the camera was repurposed for the National Archives. The water tower still remains.
Permalink Atlas and Cyclopedia of Ireland, published in 1900
How many iconic-ish Irish items can be squeezed into a design. Wolfhound - check. Harp - more than one, check. Shamrocks? Add more! I particularly love-loath the representation of the old Parliament in College Green.
Permalink 1830 guidebook to Dublin: “An accurate description of its public edifices, various institutions and every thing worthy of notice”
Permalink Monaghan, back in the day….
Permalink Nice old postcard of The Diamond, in Monaghan, Ireland. In a lot of Ulster towns, the main square was called the Diamond. Monaghan is probably unique in that it has four old squares or spaces  - Old Cross, The Diamond, Church and Market. None of them is particularly square or barely rectangular even,
Permalink More from the Architectural Iron Works of New York - a shopfront, with integrated security shutters. 1860s design.
Permalink Front elevation for Fred Tuttle and others, Chicago by the Architectural Iron Works of New York.
Permalink Tollymore Park, Co. Down - now a forest park that we used to visit at least once a year as kids. Never saw a photo of it until last night (or at least I don’t recall seeing one), quite eccentric design due to constant tinkering with by the owners, the Jocelyn Family, Earls of Roden. The estate was sold to the Ministry of Agriculture by the 8th Earl between 1930 and 1941 and is now a park open to the public and covering some 630 hectares. The house was pulled down in 1952 after having been requisitioned for military purposes during World War II.
Permalink Luggage label for the former Midland Hotel in Belfast. Adjacent to the York Road Station, which was operated by a subsidary of the LMS - hence the Midland name.  Badly damaged in the Belfast Blitz and rebuilt. Later run by the UTA, closed after the station closed and the construction of the M1 made it difficult to get access. The building stands today but derelict. The station was demolished in 1974.
Permalink Canadian Battlefields Memorials Commission Design Competition in 1920 - display of architectural models
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Architecture of Sydney

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Added a new section to archiseek featuring the architecture of Sydney’s Central Business District - essentially the city centre as we’d know it in Ireland. Some fantastic building from the 1880s onwards - elaborate Victorian confections, to art deco buildings, and skyscrapers from modern times.

More: http://archiseek.com/buildings/australia-buildings/new-south-wales/sydney/