1885 – Robinson & Cleaver, Belfast

Architect: Young & Mackenzie

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Facing City Hall on Donegall Square North, the former Robinson & Cleaver store is now subdivided up into various commercial premises. Belfast has quite a few former department store premises which have since been subdivided up. The building with its dominant corner position was designed by Young & Mackenzie and built between 1884-85. The exterior is highly decorative with its ogee domes and towers, decorative carvings and rooftop balustrades. Part of the original signage can be seen over the entrance to Burgerking.

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The interior is much altered, its magnificent marble staircase was removed to Ballyedmond Co. Down.

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December 1, 2016: Annual Heritage Angel Awards for Northern Ireland
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