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9 of the Most Fascinating Abandoned Mansions from Around the World

9 of the Most Fascinating Abandoned Mansions from Around the World
Here's one that not even many Irish people know about: Belcamp House, In Dublin's north side. I'm only aware of it because I used to live near there. It's mostly burnt down now, but it's an architecturally significant building, and a crying shame to see it in such an awful state of repair for so long. Much of the façade is still intact, so maybe one day it can be rejuvenated, but here's the kicker: it was designed by one Kilkenny-born James Hoban, architect of the White House. Here's a fleeting note from his Wikupedia page: "Belcamp house - Belcamp College, Malahide road, Dublin 17, Built complete with "oval office" . That is all that can be found on a significant piece of Irish architectural history that no-one knows about. Here's a link to a blog article from 2011 about the fire, including a YouTube video with images and other videos of the fire itself.

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