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Architecture of Ulster

24 September 2009

1932 – Stormont Parliament Building, Belfast

Architect: Sir Arnold Thornely After the partition of Ireland with the Government of Ireland Act, 1920, plans for a large domed building with two subsidiary side buildings, housing all three branches of government...

10 June 2014

1933 – Bleach Green Viaducts, Whiteabbey, Co. Antrim

Architect: W.K. Wallace Bleach Green Viaduct, carries the mainline to Londonderry over the Larne Line, and was constructed between 1931 & 1933 by the LMS/NCC railway company. Usually referred to as “Bleach Green...

30 December 2012

1933 – Savoy Hotel, Bangor, Co. Down

Architect: John McBride Neill The Savoy Hotel was built in 1932 for Mr J. Gaston of Northern Ireland Tours and was extended and refaced in 1933 by architect John McBride Neill. It boasted...

24 September 2009

1935 – 95-101 Donegall Street, Belfast

Architect: A fine building in the Art Deco style and which addresses a corner very successfully. The building has bold detailing and with its stark black and white colour schemes, the building has...

24 September 2009

1935 – Sinclairs Department Store, Royal Avenue, Belfast

Architect: James Scott A fine building, developed as a department store in the 1930s and opposite the Bank of Ireland, Sinclairs building is now divided into different premises but its exterior remains to...

27 September 2012

1936 – Ritz Cinema, Fisherwick Place, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: Kemp & Tasker When constructed it was the largest cinema in Northern Ireland with over 2,200 seats, 1000 of those on the massive balcony. Harland & Wolff supplied the 40-tonne girder which...

27 September 2012

1936 – The Tonic Cinema, Bangor, Co. Down

Architect: John McBride Neill Designed by the foremost cinema architect in Northern Ireland, and considered his masterpiece, The Tonic was the largest Cinema in Ireland with 2,001 seats at the time. The Tonic...

30 September 2009

1936 – Water Tower, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan

Engineer: Patrick McCarthy The town Water Tower is sited on a prominant hill overlooking the town and is built of reinforced concrete. Unlike many of these towers, the Monaghan tower has one wide...

24 September 2009

1939 – BBC Bedford House, Belfast

Architect: James Millar Monolithic brick structure on a curved site with some simple brick detailing on stairwells to the rear.