Wide Street Commission Map Conservation Project

The Wide Street Commission was set up by an Act of Parliament in 1757 to reduce city-centre congestion, and to widen and develop the thoroughfares of Dublin. The records of the Wide Street Commission have been preserved at Dublin City Library and Archive, and include almost 900 manuscript maps which trace the development of Dublin city and its environs from 1757 to the mid nineteenth century. In 2011 30 maps were conserved as part of the Wide Street Commission Map Conservation Project, an initiative of Dublin City Library and Archive, which has been part-funded by the Heritage Council of Ireland.

More information and image gallery at http://www.dublincitypubliclibraries.com


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