A Queen's Terrace in a Kings Town?

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Where: Leinster, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Ireland

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I went to England with my parents way back when and stayed overnight in Dun Laoighaire. All my memories of the place are of impressive terraces of buildings in bright sunshine. These terraces of fine buildings with sea view named after Queen Victoria certainly had a most desirable location and as they say, it's all about location, location, location!

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865 - 1914

NLI Ref: L_ROY_09119

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 22/Sep/2021 08:10:10

    Seems to be some construction going on. About here? Streetview (with a dog about to wee on a Crimean cannon to the left) - goo.gl/maps/iSSc44sHe1HyaEdf7

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    suckindeesel

    • 22/Sep/2021 08:12:53

    arcg.is/1qirSG on the 25"

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    Niall McAuley

    • 22/Sep/2021 08:21:11

    A Google Photosphere from 2014

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    Niall McAuley

    • 22/Sep/2021 08:22:25

    By 2019, the baths complex at left has been demolished.

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    suckindeesel

    • 22/Sep/2021 08:24:42

    The baths www.abandonedireland.com/dlb.html

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    Niall McAuley

    • 22/Sep/2021 08:25:20

    The NIAH lets us down today.

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    suckindeesel

    • 22/Sep/2021 08:35:45

    It's really Marine, Victoria and Haddington Terraces

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    Niall McAuley

    • 22/Sep/2021 08:42:44

    At the DIA, I see the Pier Hotel being developed for Mrs. Holmes in 1911. Here is Mrs. Matilda Holmes in the 1911 census. In shot today, I see a Ross Victoria Hotel, but not a Pier Hotel. Here is Mary Ross, hotelier, in 1901. Hmm, in 1901, #1 and #3 are both hotels, Ross and Thomas Mannion. in 1911. Mary Ross is in a much larger hotel in 1911, aha, it is on Mellifont Avenue, it is the same hotel, just listed on the other street at that junction.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 22/Sep/2021 08:44:56

    This is odd - L_ROY_09118 (consecutive no.) of "Ross's Victoria Hotel" has different paint job and frillyitus attachments - it must be later - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000318647

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    sharon.corbet

    • 22/Sep/2021 08:47:36

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] There's info on Ross's hotel at the DIA.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 22/Sep/2021 08:55:19

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet Which implies this photo is before 1907 additions, and the other after 1907. Edit - but there is not a huge difference in those young standard trees, so probably only a few years before 1907 ?

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 22/Sep/2021 09:02:58

    It is almost as if Mr Ross commissioned Mr French / Lawrence to do 'before' and 'after' photos of his establishment. Which might explain the consecutive catalogue numbers.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 22/Sep/2021 09:16:15

    The 'after' picture also has a clearly marked Pier hotel, but not the frills seen in this later O'Connor OCO 155, which are possibly the adds from 1911 DIA entry above.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 22/Sep/2021 09:22:41

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Mrs Ross, if I remember correctly. (I ended up looking up the history of that building a while ago, but I've since forgotten most of it.)

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    sharon.corbet

    • 22/Sep/2021 09:25:49

    Here's the 25" surveyed 1908.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 22/Sep/2021 09:36:33

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley By the time of OCO 155 they had built promenades all over the little beach. Sacrilege! https://www.flickr.com/photos/scorbet Begging her pardon!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 22/Sep/2021 09:54:10

    The DIA lists the Royal Victoria Baths as 1906-08. In the possible before/after pair, what is happening over there??

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 22/Sep/2021 10:00:15

    "In 1910 the baths were completely rebuilt by Kingstown Town Council." from https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/'s abandoned ireland link above.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 22/Sep/2021 15:32:57

    So in the 25" at left, we see the chimney as in the today's "before", and it is gone in the 6" Cassini from the 30s, so that tracks with the after.

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    O Mac

    • 22/Sep/2021 16:04:52

    Our Mr Joshua Hargrave was living on Haddington Terrace in 1911. www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Dublin/Kingstow...

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    silverio10

    • 22/Sep/2021 22:08:42

    Buenas fotos antiguas .

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    suckindeesel

    • 23/Sep/2021 09:20:26

    A later Ross's, undated, showing main entrance in side street www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/51507164470/in/datepo...

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 29/Sep/2021 23:21:32

    I endured many chicken "dinners" at the Ross' Disco in the 1970s - all in the cause of a late licence.

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 29/Sep/2021 23:24:35

    The foreshore area that wrapped around to the back of the East Pier was well developed into terraced gardens and Shelters in my childhood. We knew it as "Little Egypt" as the shelters resembled temples.

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    John_A68 (Thanks for 2m+ views)

    • 30/Sep/2021 08:55:21

    Looks better then than now :-)