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Sunlight Chambers

Sunlight Chambers. 1902. Parliament Street, Dublin, by Edward Ould. According to the Archiseek website, Ould designed the building as the “ Dublin offices for Lord Lever (of Lever Brothers).” Ould, a Liverpool architect who designed Port Sunlight for Lord Lever, created a building “in a romantic Italianate style with its wide overhanging eaves, tiled roof, and arcaded upper floors” and Conrad Dressler’s “two multi-coloured terracotta friezes depicting the history of hygiene.” Archiseek adds, “The building met with resistance from architects in Dublin at the time due to the fact that a foreign architect had been hired (Lutyens also had this problem around this time). Upon its completion, ‘The Irish Builder’ referred to it as the ugliest building in Dublin, while a few years later the same journal called it ‘pretentious and mean’.”

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Last modified 21 October 2017