1869 – Former Bank, Royal Avenue, Belfast

Architect: William Barre



Originally a bank and now a Tesco convenience store, the building was completed by Turner and Williamson after the death of Barre. The building has an impressive seven bay fa├žade which is minus the sculpture that was intended for the pediment. Sculpture adorns many of the surfaces, including the window surrounds and columns. The interior boasts a magnificent dome rising over the mundanity of the cash registers. The dome is supported on corbelled columns that lead up to a gothic gallery supporting the dome with its top lit and very colourful panels.

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