Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
"Ard Soluis", Kingswood, was designed and built by Dick Humphreys 1934-35.
Dick died 1968.
His widow Eithne continued to live at Kingswood for many years.
Citywest Business Campus
was established to the S of the house in 1990.
Eithne died 1995.
SAP, Europe's largest software company, opened their Irish headquarters just S of the house in 2001 (NOT 1997). Address: 1012-1014 Kingswood Ave, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24.
The Humphreys family left Ard Soluis in 2001.
The family sold Ard Soluis to the adjoining Citywest think 2001.
The house and site were sold for development.
See Kingswood after Humphreys.
The site before Ard Soluis existed, on 1888 to 1913 map.
Ard Soluis was built in the N part of the "24.797" plot, near the road.
This narrow road, hard to believe, was then the main Dublin - Limerick road.
Kingswood from an airplane, from the SW, shortly after it was built, c.1935.
Note the Dublin - Limerick road (the old Naas Road).
"Ardsolus" on a 20th century [OSI] map.
This is after the new Naas Road has been built (to the NW side here) but before SAP building built (to the S).
Entrance to the house is off the old Naas Road.
Screen shot of Ard Soluis on old Google Maps, before site was cleared.
Kingswood under construction, 1934. From the back (N side).
Early photo of Kingswood from the road (from the N, back of house visible, avenue curves round to the far side of the building to the front door).
The garden wall to the SW side, c.1937.
Laying out the lawn at the front (S side) of the house.
Kingswood. The W facing porch.
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