AARRRGH Banned
#1

During the Nazi period the Germans owned a house in the Terenure/Rathfarnham area. It is in the shape of a swastica. It still exists.

People never believe me when I tell them this.

Can you help me prove I'm not insane? Maybe you live in the Terenure/Rathfarnham area.

Kind of non-interesting thing I found on Google Earth. The picture of Booterstown in Co. Dublin (beside Blackrock) was taken when the circus was there (look near the sea, between the parks.)

senordingdong Registered User
#2

Have you seen the house before?

grimloch Registered User
#3

Thought it was in Tempelogue myself...

My geography is poor and Tempelogue may well be beside Rathfarnham/Terenure in which case I am of no assistance whatsoever.

There was definitely a discussion about it fairly recently though.

AARRRGH Banned
#4

senordingdong
Have you seen the house before?


I drove past it with my ex-girlfriends father. He is seriously knowledgeable regarding Irish history (he's obsessed with it.) He told me from the air you can see it is shaped like a swastica.

Riamfada Moderator
#5

Its in templeogue. Its unmapped on Google Earth which pisses me off

AARRRGH Banned
#6

grimloch
Thought it was in Tempelogue myself...

My geography is poor and Tempelogue may well be beside Rathfarnham/Terenure in which case I am of no assistance whatsoever.

There was definitely a discussion about it fairly recently though.


Lovely, will do a search, thanks.

Tempelogue/Terenure/Rathfarnham are all close to each other.

whiskeyman Registered User
#7

got this from somewhere else:
"On templeouge road dublin 6w there is a house that is in the shape of a swastika when viewed from above. I think it was built for a German diplomat back in the 30's".

Hmm, after further reading, looks like a Mythbuster here:
http://www.archiseek.com/content/showthread.php?t=480

I asked on another non-architecture board of mine to see if anyone from the area knew of it and this is what i got.

"Well the house is NOT shaped like a swastika. There is a house near by that looks like a small castle and it is normally confused with the one that is being talked about.

The one you are looking for is a small house that had a swastika painted onto the roof. It is right on the corner of Hyde Park and Fortfield Road.

The swastika is long since gone.. Here is a link to the mapflow site that shows the house right in the center of the picture.
http://interactive2.iol.ie/MAPS/iolm...ageformat=jpeg

Riamfada Moderator
#8

It was the Residence of Dr Edward Hemple. The non-nazi german diplomat to Ireland . He was pro Irish neutraility and cultivated good realtion with DeVelera .

aidanpower Registered User
#9

It's not on Google Earth. It's a house between Terenure College and Templeogue Village on the Templeogue Road. If you're coming from Terenure (heading Tallaght bound) it's on the right hand side before the lights. It's a white house. I've never seen it from above but have heard the Nazi story many times. Just waiting for ****ing Google to add some satellite imagery for that area, my house in Knocklyon is also unmapped.

Binomate Banned
#10

I live about 100m away from the house. It's on the border of Terenure and Templeogue. It doesn't actually look like a swastica any more because of extensions that have been builit on to it, I believe. I'll try get a grid reference for it on google earth.

whiskeyman Registered User
#11

www.myhome.ie has an aerial view on their search/map for areas not covered by google earth.
You seem to lose the option after first go, so have a second street map open.

AARRRGH Banned
#12

Thanks all for your help. Much appreciated!

Binomate Banned
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Manic Moran Moderator
#14

If you're going to do it, do it right.

US Naval Base, Coronado, near San Diego, CA.

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3642/353/400/sd_nazi.jpg

NTM

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Binomate Banned
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Manic Moran
If you're going to do it, do it right.

US Naval Base, Coronado, near San Diego, CA.

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3642/353/400/sd_nazi.jpg

NTM

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