4 AUGUST 2022
I have, for various reasons delayed publishing these photographs for almost two months.
Harcourt Terrace is a well preserved Regency and Victorian terrace located in Dublin City, Ireland. It links the Grand Canal at Charlemont Place with Adelaide Road, near the National Concert Hall.
The terrace first appears on maps in 1833, and is named after Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt.
According to the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, Harcourt Terrace, built around 1830, is “acknowledged as Ireland’s finest surviving group of Regency houses”. The decoration on the terrace is based on the Parthenon marbles, an exhibit in the British Museum since 1816. The terrace was built by Charles Jaspar Joly, son of Jean Jaspar Joly, private secretary to Lord William Fitzgerald.
The building in which the current Wilder townhouse resides was built 1878 as a nursing home for retired governesses.
Nos. 1 to 11 and 21-22 Harcourt Terrace are Protected Structures.
Michael MacLiammoir and Hilton Edwards lived in No. 4 Harcourt Terrace up until the late 1970s.
The artist Sarah Purser had a studio in No 11. Harcourt Terrace.
The director of the National Library of Ireland, Thomas William Lyster lived at No. 11.
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