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    Does anybody know if the house numbers on the South Circular Road are the same as the original ones? My grandmother Maria Hade was born at 102 SCR in 1885. Wondering if it would be the same as the present 102?
    Padraig

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    Can't say I know for sure, but the houses on South Circular road are over a hundred years old, My aunts lived in one quite close to Dolphins Barn and that is still there. I am sure that someone with more knowledge than me will point you in the right direction

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    • #3
      Originally posted by pomorain View Post
      Does anybody know if the house numbers on the South Circular Road are the same as the original ones? My grandmother Maria Hade was born at 102 SCR in 1885. Wondering if it would be the same as the present 102?
      Padraig
      Yes Padraig they did change. I can't tell you exactly when, but they did definitely change.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by pomorain View Post
        Does anybody know if the house numbers on the South Circular Road are the same as the original ones? My grandmother Maria Hade was born at 102 SCR in 1885. Wondering if it would be the same as the present 102?
        Padraig
        Padraig
        The south Circular was organised into a more fluid numbering system from the multiple terraces that were there
        Number 102 in 1885 is now number 18 ....they turned the numbering on its head and started at Heytesbury street
        so
        In the 1885 directory number 102 ( john hade) was just before Curson street heading into Heytesbury street..........the blue coloured directory in photo
        and
        In the 1975 directory number 102 was now renumbered to 18 ( McEoin Tadgh ) just after Curson street heading away from Heytesbury street
        in the beige coloured directory
        ps
        Maria was baptised in the church almost next door
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        • #5
          Found this on another site

          I am trying to determine the location of St Joseph's Nursing Home (a private maternity home) which was on the South Circular Road in the 1940s. I thought the house number was 102. However, 102 South Circular Road is currently a cafe. I could be wrong, but the building does not strike me as having been a maternity home in the past. So, I wonder if house numbering on the road changed at some point. The present 102 is close to Leonard's Corner, i.e. the junction with Clanbrassil Street. If anyone with access to a Thom's directory for the 1940s could check where it places 102, I would be very much obliged. The proprietor of St Joseph's was surnamed McKeown or McKeon.

          That's great information and answers all my questions. The street numbering obviously changed at some point. A ten-roomed house makes much more sense than a single story building, as the current 102 South Circular Road is. Thanks dathai also for the additional information on the MacEoins. That's where I would have gone next so you saved me some searches. I'm a little surprised to learn that Nurse MacEoin, as my mother always referred to her, apparently had no medical qualifications. I had assumed she was a midwife. I know a local doctor was associated with the home and I now suppose Mrs MacEoin must have had a midwife on the staff. In any event, my mother was happy to have four of her children delivered there and we are all still around! Thanks again to everybody for your efforts
          on my behalf

          PS I found a newspaper death notice for Nurse MacEoin which gave her address as "18 South Circular Road (formerly 102 South Circular Road)", confirming the suspected numbering change. Also, in fairness to her, the notice shows I was wrong to conclude she had no medical qualifications just because they are not mentioned on her marriage record or in her family census return. The death notice describes her as "(C.M.B.Nurse)". C.M.B. = Central Midwives Board.
          The mind is everything. What you think you become.

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          • #6
            I remember St Joseph's Nursing Home well. Both of my brothers were born there. It was the second house in from one of the turnings, possibly Heytesbury Street, not sure. But it was up the Harrington Street end. I have no idea of the number. I could be wrong but I think the patients brought their own doctors. Our family doctor was Dr Alexander McKay, who lived down at the other end of SCR almost opposite what is now a flats complex. He owned the second and third house from the corner of, I think Haroldville Avenue. He had the wall in the hallway between the two houses broken out and an archway installed. I will have a look on Google Earth and see if anything else comes back to me re St Joseph's. I do know my mother was not happy there, so she had me at home.

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            • #7
              I just went on Google Earth and if you go along SCR facing Kelly's corner with your back to Leonard's corner, St Joseph's Nursing home is the second last house on the left hand side just before Curzon Street. On the opposite corner is a sports shop. It was McNally's jewellers when I was growing up But have no idea of the number

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              • #8
                House numbers South Circular Road

                I am very grateful to you for that, John. I always used to spare a thought for my grandmother when passing the present 102 South Circular Road. Now I will have to switch my allegiance to number 18 Padraig


                Originally posted by john doran View Post
                Padraig
                The south Circular was organised into a more fluid numbering system from the multiple terraces that were there
                Number 102 in 1885 is now number 18 ....they turned the numbering on its head and started at Heytesbury street
                so
                In the 1885 directory number 102 ( john hade) was just before Curson street heading into Heytesbury street..........the blue coloured directory in photo
                and
                In the 1975 directory number 102 was now renumbered to 18 ( McEoin Tadgh ) just after Curson street heading away from Heytesbury street
                in the beige coloured directory
                ps
                Maria was baptised in the church almost next door

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