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Savoy Cinema Album

Abstract An album of photographs recording the construction of the Savoy Cinema, O'Connell Street, Dublin and its appearance on completion.

Date
1928/1930
Genre
Architectural photographs Photograph albums
Extent
1 album containing 25 black and white photographs
Type of resource
still image
Repository
Irish Architectural Archive
Repository reference
0085/057
Biographical/historical information
The Savoy Cinema was built on the site of the Granville Hotel by Meagher & Hayes for Associated Irish Cinemas, a subsidiary of Associated British Cinemas. The cinema was designed by the architect Frederick Charles Mitchell, with interiors by W. E. Greenwood. The Savoy was opened by President W. T. Cosgrave on 29th November 1929.
Scope and content
Twenty-five images spanning the period from July 1928 to January 1930 showing key moments in the construction process, including site clearance, ground works, steelwork, stone work, internal work, and the completed interiors and exterior. The photographs also capture incidental details of the period such as the nature of construction sites, the labourers' attire, vehicles, and general Dublin street life.
Organisation/arrangement note
The original Irish Architecture Archive finding aid did not include the back cover as an item, however, the back cover has been included as an item in this collection. The front cover is item number 26 in the original finding aid, but appears as the first item in the arrangement of the digital collection.
Subjects
O'Connell Street Upper (Dublin, Ireland)
Savoy Cinema (Dublin, Ireland)
Motion picture theaters–Ireland–Dublin
Building construction–Ireland–Dublin
Streets–Ireland–Dublin
Suggested credit
"Savoy Cinema Album," held by Irish Architectural Archive. © Unknown. Digital content by: University College Dublin, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <http://digital.ucd.ie/view/ucdlib:45872>

Cited/referenced by
O'Riordan, Colum. Cinema building and the Strongest Woman in the World. Dublin, Ireland : Irish Architectural Archive (2015) http://www.iarc.ie/cinema-building-and-the-strongest-woman-in-the-world/

Record source
Descriptions created by staff of UCD Library, University College Dublin based on information provided by the Irish Architectural Archive. Initial EAD record derived from MODS.14 September 2015

Finding aid author
O'Riordan, Colum
0085/057-26. Savoy Cinema album front cover [View...]
0085/057-1. Savoy Cinema site clearance and ground works : view from rear (north east) corner looking south west [View...]
0085/057-2. Savoy Cinema site clearance and ground works : view from front of site (O’Connell Street) looking east [View...]
0085/057-3. Savoy Cinema site works : view from front of site (O’Connell Street) looking east [View...]
0085/057-4. Savoy Cinema site works : view from rear (north east) corner looking south west [View...]
0085/057-5. Savoy Cinema site works : view from rear (north east) corner looking south west [View...]
0085/057-6. Savoy Cinema site works : view of site from first or second floor of building on opposite side of O’Connell Street [View...]
0085/057-7. Savoy Cinema site works : view from rear (north east) corner looking south west [View...]
0085/057-8. Savoy Cinema site works : front of site viewed from across O’Connell Street [View...]
0085/057-9. Savoy Cinema site works : front of site viewed from across O’Connell Street [View...]
0085/057-10. Savoy Cinema site works : front viewed from centre of O’Connell Street [View...]
0085/057-11. Savoy Cinema site works : elevated view of front  [View...]
0085/057-12. Savoy Cinema site works : internal view showing steel structure of balcony and roof [View...]
0085/057-13. Savoy Cinema site works : internal view showing balcony and roof steelworks [View...]
0085/057-14. Savoy Cinema site works : internal view showing steel structure of balcony and roof [View...]
0085/057-15. Savoy Cinema site works : oblique view of front façade [View...]
0085/057-16. Savoy Cinema site works : internal view of almost fully enclosed auditorium space [View...]
0085/057-17. Savoy Cinema site works : external south side elevation [View...]
0085/057-18. Savoy Cinema site works : oblique view of front façade [View...]
0085/057-19. Savoy Cinema site works : façade stone work nearing completion [View...]
0085/057-20. Savoy Cinema site works : internal view of auditorium from in front of screen [View...]
0085/057-21. Savoy Cinema post completion : view of lobby [View...]
0085/057-22. Savoy Cinema post completion : view of the auditorium from ground floor towards screen [View...]
0085/057-23. Savoy Cinema post completion : view of the auditorium from left side of balcony towards the screen [View...]
0085/057-24. Savoy Cinema post completion : view of the auditorium along balcony edge [View...]
0085/057-25. Savoy Cinema post completion : external view of front façade with advertisements [View...]
0085/057-27. Savoy Cinema album back cover [View...]

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