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Architecture of Antrim

17 September 2009

1879 – Warehouse, Tomb Street, Belfast

Architect: Robert Watt Perspective view including block plan for Messrs. Mitchell & Co. Published in The Building News, February 10th 1878.

08 August 2013

1880s – Castle Erin / Golf Hotel, Portrush, Co. Antrim

Former hotel built between railway line and coast to service Portrush’s links course. Originally called the Hydropathic Hotel but changed its name to the Golf Hotel, and later Castle Erin. It was later...

13 July 2013

1880s – St. Patrick’s Church, Portrush, Co. Antrim

Small Roman Catholic Church surrounded by presbytery and school, all finished and detailed in stone.

26 May 2014

1881 – Ceylon Buildings, 64-66 Victoria St., Belfast

Architect: William Batt Designed for Brown, Corbett & Co. Demolished. “These premises, which will be known as “Ceylon Buildings,” have a frontage of 50ft. and extend back about 60ft. As a timber pond...

05 March 2014

1881 – Cunningham Memorial Presbyterian Church, Cullybackey, Co. Antrim

Architect: Young & Mackenzie Cruciform church constructed to replace an earlier church of 1781 on same site. With its 130 ft spire, the church is very much a local landmark. External walls of...

13 March 2014

1881 – Nos. 19-23 Donegall Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: Mackinnon & Dickson Four storey stucco building, a speculative development, only part of which was constructed. The portion to the left, above, is the site of No.23 Donegall Street, itself a fine...

22 October 2015

1881 – St.George’s Building, 37-41 High Street, Belfast

Architect: Thomas Jackson & Sons Originally built as a commercial building with several units and a large hall for public meetings. St. George’s Hall was also the city’s first cinema, and opened, “for...

09 July 2013

1881 – Theatre Royal, Arthur St., Belfast

Architect: Lanyon, Lynn & Lanyon / C.J. Phipps Originally constructed by Lanyon, Lynn & Lanyon in 1871 with carving by the Fitzpatrick Brothers. It was badly damaged by fire in June 1881, reopening...

20 February 2014

1882 – Garfield Chambers & Regent Cinema, Royal Avenue, Belfast

The building, Garfield Chambers was built in 1882 and like many buildings on Royal Avenue, was finished in stucco. Opened in 1911, the Regent was the first Belfast cinema not to have its...