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Dublin, 1910-1940: Shaping the city and suburbs

Dublin, 1910-1940: Shaping the city and suburbs

Between 1910 and 1940 Dublin's suburbs grew considerably. For the first time, planned suburbanization of the working classes became a stated policy, with new and idealistic schemes such as Marino, Drumcondra and Crumlin being built. At the same time, private speculative development was continuing at the edges of the city, where individual builders, such as Alexander Strain, often had a major impact on the layout and style of the suburbs. The extent of the interaction between State, local authority, public utility societies and private speculators suggests that a development continuum existed rather than a strict division between public and private development.

Ruth McManus

  • Four Courts Press Ltd
  • 9781846829833
  • 512 pages
  • €19.95
  • Paperback / softback
  • Ireland
  • Social & cultural history

Eastwood