|The Art Deco style building pictured below is located opposite the entrance to Stephens Green, It's at the south end of Grafton Street, which is named - as is nearby Duke Street, after the Second Duke of Grafton, a local land owner & also the deputy Lord Lieutenant of Ireland between 1715 & 1723.|
The vintage photographs depict the corner as it was in the early 1930's & 1950s. Some of the Duke's properties in the area were developed by Joshua Dawson & nearby Dawson Street is named after him.
One of the city's fashionable shopping areas with street traders & musicians, during the 1930's Grafton Street was on the main tram routes into the city from the affluent south side suburbs of Rathgar, Terenure, Rathmines & Dartry, near Churchtown.
To the left is South King Street, the public house in the older images has gone, having been consumed by redevelopment of the block which today houses the Stephens Green Shopping Center.
Contemporary view & vintage 1930's & 1950s Grafton Street, central Dublin images.
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