Great George’s Street North has survived much as was when first built in the mid to late 18th century. Even the pavements are composed of the original granite paving slabs. Unusually too, some of the houses are still lived in as private residences but the others have gone the usual way for Georgian houses in Dublin and are occupied by offices and institutions. For years these same residents have fought to preserve the street and prevent intrusive commercialisation and exploitation. In this they have been somewhat successful.