Hotel Metropole, Dublin
The Hotel Metropole (The Met) was a notable landmark in Dublin. It was located next to the General Post Office building in O'Connell Street. Originally four Georgian buildings, they were combined together to form a hotel by architect William M. Mitchell in 1891-93.
The building suffered badly during the Easter Rising. A neoclassical building, designed by Aubrey V. O'Rourke, was built out of the ruins - The Metropole - and this building included a cinema and a ballroom, as well as a couple of bars and a restaurant. The Met closed 11th March 1972 and the building was sold to British Home Stores who demolished it. The replacement was a modern block.
- http://www.streetsbroadandnarrow.com/2011/06/hotel-metropolepenneys-oconnell-street.html Through Streets Broad and Narrow: Discovering the history behind some of Dublin's well known (and lesser known) streets and buildings (Accessed August 2011)
- http://bridge-it.tchpc.tcd.ie/items/show/214 "The Metropole Cinema, O'Connell Street. c.1923." Lifescapes: Mapping Dublin Lives, Item #214 (Accessed August 2011)