Grenville Place Turkish Baths, Cork:

the building in 2006

The building in 2006
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Well before 2006, the building had been converted into an apartment block. Externally, only the front façade of the ground floor remains, and even here the original men's and women's doors have been transferred to the original window openings, and vice versa. The rounded corners also remain at the ground floor level.

Corner brickwork Fire plate
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These details shows the brickwork which converted the rounded corners at the first floor level into the square corners above, and a fire call plate marked 1858 FC, remounted on the side of the building. These plates were to indicate to any insurance company fire engine arriving on the scene that it was a building insured by them which was on fire.

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Photograph of the baths, courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Eve McAulay Dictionary of Irish Architects, Irish Architectural Archive

Jez Nicholson and Stephanie Jenkins for explaining the fire plate to me

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Cork Turkish Baths: 8 Grenville Place

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