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Greater Dublin : a general plan for the development of the city

Abstract: Drawing submitted by F.A. Cushing Smith to the town plan for Dublin international competition organised by the Civics Institute of Ireland in 1914. Cushing Smith was the sole US entrant and also one of only two single-person entrants. His address at the time of the competition was the University Club, Urbana, Illinois. To ensure anonymity during the adjudication process his entry was give the designation 'B'. Aside from the winners, the adjudicators were unanimous in giving Honourable Mention to four entries including Cushing Smith's. This map details the proposed development plan for the city including residential, institutional, and working men's tracts.

In collection Dublin Town Planning Competition 1914

Origin information
Urbana, Ill. : F. A. Cushing Smith
Date created:
Type of Resource
still image
Physical description
1 map : b&w ; Size:
1300 x 1927 mm
Physical details: Statement of scale: to the scale of twelve inches to the mile.
Condition: Some creasing, stains, and foxing. Small hole on left side.
A label included with the drawings indicates that Cushing Smith later exhibited the drawings in the Thirtieth Annual Chicago Architectural Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, 5-29 April, 1917.
Ownership/custodial history
The drawings were donated to the Wilmette Historical Museum, Wilmette, Illinois by Cushing Smith's granddaughter, Mary Duke Smith, and daughter-in-law, Joan Smith. With the Smiths permission, Wilmette Historical Museum donated the drawings to the Irish Architectural Archive in 2011.
Date details
This drawing is dated: MDCCCXIV.
Map scale
1:5280. 12 in. to 1 mile
Planning drawings   linked data (gmgpc) Competition drawings   linked data (gmgpc) Map
City planning--Ireland--Dublin
Dublin (Ireland)--Maps
Irish Architectural Archive
Suggested credit
"Greater Dublin," held by Irish Architectural Archive. © Estate of Frank Arthur Cushing Smith. Digital content: © University College Dublin, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <>
Entrant in the international Design for the Town Plan of Dublin competition, promoted by the Civics Institute of Ireland

Record source
Descriptions created by staff of UCD Library, University College Dublin based on information from the Irish Architectural Archive.

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