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Architecture of Belfast

13 December 2011

1853 – Design for Presbyterian College, Belfast

Architect: Charles Lanyon Now known as Union Theological College, it the theological college for the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. As completed the building has some differences from the design illustrated, noticeably the first...

03 January 2013

1854 – Harbour Commissioners’ Office, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: George Smith / W.H. Lynn Originally the central bays were constructed as a free standing Italiante palazzo to designs by George Smith, the architect to the Harbour Commissioners/ Later extended in 1895...

24 September 2009

1860 – Donegall Street Congregational Church, Belfast

Architect: William Raffles Brown The original church on this site was completed in 1860, with additions in 1871 on either side by Luke Macassey. There were extensive renovations in 1898 before it was...

09 July 2013

1860 – Former Ulster Bank Headquarters, Waring St., Belfast

Architect: James Hamilton Constructed as the headquarters of the Ulster Bank, and now a luxury hotel. Hamilton won the commission after an architectural competition in 1857 that attracted over 50 competitors from across...

18 August 2014

1862 – Ulster Hall, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: William Barre Opened in 1862, by the Ulster Hall Company, the hall’s purpose was to provide the expanding city of Belfast with a multi-purpose venue of sufficient size. On its opening night...

24 September 2009

1864 – Linen Hall Library, Belfast

Architect: Lanyon, Lynn and Lanyon Sited on Donegall Square facing the dominant City Hall, the Linen Hall Library is the cultural heart of the city of Belfast. It was originally built as a...

24 September 2009

1867 – Ewart’s Warehouse, Bedford Street, Belfast

Architect: James Hamilton A fine but now sadly derelict warehouse built in a Glasgow Ventian style by a Glasgow architect. The building has a corner entrance with a circular hall marked by a...

04 March 2014

1868 – Imperial Hotel, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: Charles A. Sherry Constructed for William Jury, proprietor of Jury’s and Shelbourne hotels, Dublin, and Imperial Hotel, Cork. “Just completed by Mr W.B. McMaster, from plans by, and under the direction of,...

09 December 2011

1868 – Methodist College, Belfast

Architect: William Fogerty Selected design from an architectural competition to design a school for the advancement of Methodism. Originally it provided for a new school for 200 pupils with additional collegiate department providing...