06.11.2021, 10:00 A.M.
A private tour of 81 North King Street and 18 Ormond Quay
An opportunity to see the beautifully restored house of 81 North King Street . No. 81 is a terraced two-bay four-storey over basement house with adjoining carriage arch to east, built c.1750, rebuilt c.1800. Now in use as offices by the architectural firm of Kelly and Cogan Architects. Thom's directory of 1850 lists this house as being the residence of Richard Spring, pawnbroker. More info via the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage.
Read this Irish Times article from 2015 where James is interviewed regarding the conservation of his home.
The second part of the tour will visit the Europa Nostra award winning 18 Ormond Quay, It is a handsome example of a Liffey-side merchant house embedded with layers of evolution dating from the 17th century to the 20th century. Formerly in need of major structural consolidation and conservation of historic fabric, Dublin Civic Trust has undertaken wholesale refurbishment of this designated Protected Structure as a beacon of best conservation practice and reuse over the course of 2017-2019.
Please note we will be asking all participants for their COVID vaccination certificates with identification for entry to the property
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Places are limited for this tour so members will have priority.