CollectionSouth City Markets Fire Relief Fund
Collection DescriptionIn the early morning hours of Saturday, 27 August 1892, a fire broke out in the South City Markets, off South Great George’s Street, Dublin. The Markets occupied a neo-Gothic building constructed ten years previously with frontage to George’s Street east and Fade Street on the South. A covered Market Arcade bisected the building and ran from George’s Street to Drury Street. The building was rented to shopkeepers, many of whom lived over their shops; and space was rented to stallholders who transacted business in the Market Arcade. The fire was described at the time on the words of Lord Mayor Joseph M. Meade as “… the most disastrous … that had ever taken place in the city”. In fact, although there was extensive loss of goods and possessions, there was no loss of life and the building itself, though severely damaged, was salvaged and restored. The original façade is that which we see today. [DCLA]
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List of subscribers forwarded by William Findlater, September 1892.

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Repository NameDublin City Library and Archive
Address138-144 Pearse Street Dublin 2
EircodeD02 HE37
Telephone(01) 222-4999
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