An Irish Legacy

An Irish Legacy

The exterior of the Merchant Hotel is presided over by a vignette of allegorical statues of Commerce, Justice, and Britannia—all bearing silent witness to fiscal transactions of yore from their lofty vantage points. Above: Gold-capped Corinthian columns, figures of cherubs, and friezes comprise an ornamented backdrop for a posh restaurant, once the main banking hall, in this remarkable hotel.

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