The building at the north-west corner of Grattan Street and Francis Street is a fine example of Dutch-style architecture which was popular in Cork during the eighteenth century. The ornate, curved mouldings at the gable-end of the building are characteristic of the style. These gables were popularly known as 'Dutch billies', presumably after William of Orange.
A close inspection of Butts's view of Cork in 1760 shows many houses built in the same style along the quays.
Grattan Street / Sráid Mhig Reachtain
Francis Street / Sráid Phroinsias
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