I live off Henrietta Street which is off Bolton Street. Henrietta Street is said to be named after Henrietta, the wife of Charles FitzRoy, the 2nd Duke of Grafton. However Henrietta was the third wife of Charles Paulet, the 2nd Duke of Bolton, whom Bolton Street is named.
Many of my friends comment on how ugly the area where I live is and they are referring specifically to Bolton Street which does appear to be overloaded with street furniture and signage.
Dublin Institute of Technology was a major third-level institution in Dublin, Ireland. On 1 January 2019 DIT was dissolved and its functions were transferred to the Technological University Dublin, as TU Dublin City Campus. The institution began with the establishment of the first technical education institution in Ireland, in 1887, and progressed through various legal and governance models, culminating in autonomy under a statute of 1992.
The Bolton Street College of Technology, built in the early years of the twentieth century by the city architect, Charles J. McCarthy, is a solid example of a Georgian Revival design. Well maintained, the building retains much of its original fabric despite the alterations and additions. Still in operation as a technical college a century later, the fact that it still serves the brief for which it was constructed is testament to its original design, incorporating generous circulation spaces and adaptable rooms. The figures in the halls and corridors are casts from John Henry Foley’s models for figures at the base of the Albert Memorial on Leinster Lawn. Despite substantial extensions, the essential historic character of the building has been maintained and the building forms an important part of the surrounding streetscape.
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