PEEBLES’ BUILDINGS MANOR STREET DUBLIN
What caught my attention was the “D – Peebles’ Buildings” plaque on the was above the restaurant.
Peebles’ Buildings is a complex of two tenement buildings located in Stoneybatter. They were built in the late 19th century by the Dublin Artisan Dwellings Company, a private body that was established to provide affordable housing for working-class people. The buildings are named after Sir Arthur Peebles, who was a philanthropist and a member of the board of the Dublin Artisan Dwellings Company.
Peebles’ Buildings are two of the best-preserved examples of tenement housing in Dublin. They are four stories high and each building contains 32 apartments. The apartments are small and basic, but they were well-designed for the time and they provided a much-needed improvement in living conditions for many working-class families.
Peebles’ Buildings were originally occupied by a mix of Irish and English families. The residents were mainly working-class people, such as labourers, factory workers, and shopkeepers. The buildings were also home to a number of small businesses, such as grocery shops and pubs.
Peebles’ Buildings remained in use as tenement housing until the 1970s. In the 1980s, the buildings were refurbished and converted into social housing.