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Architecture of Belfast

24 September 2009

1905 – Presbyterian Assembly Buildings, Belfast

Architect: Young & Mackenzie The architect Robert Young received this commission after he organised a competition with a completely unrealistic budget. Naturally none of the competitors could comply with it, so he was...

24 September 2009

1906 – Belfast City Hall

Architect: Alfred Brumwell Thomas In 1888 Queen Victoria gave the town of Belfast the status of City. In response the citizens built the magnificent City Hall which today dominates the heart of Belfast....

24 September 2009

1907 – College of Technology, Belfast

Architect: Samuel Stevenson Architects A monumental building with a triumphant Ionic order and smaller version of the City Hall corner towers.

11 March 2015

1907 – Garden Estate Competition, Cliftonville, Belfast

Architect: William M. Ashmore William Martin Ashmore was an English architect from Derbyshire. He won the first prize in Class I, for a house costing no more than £240, of the Belfast Garden...

13 January 2011

1907 – Hamilton Tower, Queen’s University Belfast

Architect: Robert Cochrane Constructed as the porter’s gatelodge for university and designed in the Tudor-Revival style. A single-storey lodge was beside the tower with an octagonal, battlemented turret to the rear. Demolished in...

09 July 2013

1907 – Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Belfast

Architect: Bertie Crewe The Royal Hippodrome Theatre was constructed beside the Grand Opera House in 1908-07. Later renovated in the 1960s as a Odeon cinema, it lost much of its original architectural detail....

17 September 2009

1907 – Warehouse, Library Street, Belfast

Architect: William J. Fennell Built as Library House for Robert Watson & Co, a firm of cabinet makers and upholsterers. The building has a dramatic round turret, largely glazed at ground and first...

17 September 2009

1910 – Queen’s University, Belfast

Architect: Henry Tanner Second placed scheme for buildings adjacent to the Lanyon Building of Queen’s.

11 February 2015

1911 – Thompson Graving Dock, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: William Redfern Kelly The dock was constructed by the Belfast Harbour Commissioners and opened in 1911. It was designed to accommodate the new White Star liners Olympic and Titanic. Massive in scale,...