Some information on the Molyneux Chapel in Bride Street - building in Bride Street was said to be originally stables belonging to Molyneux House, the mansion on Peter Street corner built by Molyneux in 1711. It was later taken over by Philip Astley, who was the owner of Circuses in London and Paris as a circus / music hall - many famous entertainers of the time were said to have played there. Later the house became the Molyneux Institute for Blind Females before they moved to new premises in Leeson Street, think they stayed there until the 1890s (see picture below right) The mansion was taken over by the Sally army as a night shelter until Jacobs bought it in 1941 and demolished it to build their garages. The building in Bride street, now known as Molyneux House, was the chapel of the Institute when they were in Peter Street and continued in use as a chapel of the Church of Ireland after they left. Andrew Seeds, was the sexton of the chapel and lived in 68 Bride Street with his family,until his death in 1913, this house was owned by the chapel authorities, it eventually closed its doors in the mid 1920s.
Molyneux House is a conversion of Molyneux Church, and completed in 1973, it was home to Stephenson Gibney & Associates. The practice’s work in Dublin is notable for many reasons, some for design (the Institute for Advanced Studies, or the Irish Management Institute in Sandyford), some for planning controversy (ESB Headquarters on Lower Fitzwilliam Street), and others for both (Central Bank). Molyneux House presents a distinctive but understated face to Bride Street, like a cluster of vertical brick-clad elements holding flush, reflective glazing. There’s a sculpted depth to it, with tall shadows between elements, the chamfered (bevelled) edges, and the overhang high above the sign.
Molineux House also discussed in Mx World, Volume 9, Number 4, May 1995.