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Trinity College Dublin War Memorial and Reading Room Public Deposited

IE TCD MUN-MC-42 is a book of architectural drawings for the War Memorial and Reading Room in Trinity College Dublin, designed by the Irish architect Sir Thomas Manly Deane in 1923. The book contains 2...

Abstract
  • IE TCD MUN-MC-42 is a book of architectural drawings for the War Memorial and Reading Room in Trinity College Dublin, designed by the Irish architect Sir Thomas Manly Deane in 1923. The book contains 21 pages of drawings including plans, elevations and transversal sections of various parts of the two buildings. Thomas Manly Deane and Richard Caulfield Orpen were invited in 1920 to submit designs to act as memorial to members of the College who died in the war of 1914-18. The commission must have been particularly poignant for Deane, since among those commemorated was his son Thomas Alexander David Deane, killed at Gallipoli.Deane designed a Hall of Honour in conjunction with an octagonal reading room which would be built later when funds permitted. The Hall of Honour was opened in 1928 and had a set of bronze panels listing the names of the dead; the reading room was erected to Deane’s designs in 1935, after his death, under the supervision of Orpen. The Hall of Honour is reminiscent in its design of Frederick Darley’s Magnetic Observatory, which was once in Fellow’s Garden in Trinity College Dublin, and was removed to University College Dublin to make room for the Arts and Social Sciences building in 1971.
Creator
Date Created
  • created 1923
Series title
  • Miscellaneous
Collection title
  • Archives of Trinity College Dublin
Medium
  • ink
  • colored ink
Support
  • paper (fiber product)
Language
Culture
  • Irish
Subject
Genre
  • Manuscripts
  • Plans
  • Building plans
Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • IE TCD MUN/MC/42
Location
  • Manuscripts & Archives Research Library, Trinity College Dublin
Rights statement
  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
Last modified
  • 15/09/2020
Contributors
Resource type
Source
  • 0123601
Digital Object Id
  • MUN-MC-42_01

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