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Architecture of Belfast

14 January 2016

1879 – No.5-19 Church Lane, Belfast

Architect: William Batt Now demolished, but originally built in two stages to the one design due to land lease issues. Constructed for Gregg’s, the Ironmongers. Gregg as developer ” in a most praiseworthy...

14 January 2016

1886 – Methodist Church & School, Agnes St., Belfast

Architect: J.J. Phillips Church described as being ‘in classic style’ and built on site of former church of 1848 and adjoining school building. Schools completed June 1886 with the church with seating for...

12 January 2016

1896 – Second Unbuilt Design for Belfast Cathedral

Architect: Sir Thomas Drew In 1896, Sir Thomas Drew produced two designed for a new cathedral for Belfast. The first one, a gothic revival church was shelved due to cost. A second design,...

12 January 2016

1896 – Unbuilt Design for Belfast Cathedral

Architect: Sir Thomas Drew A gothic revival design for St. Ann’s Church of Ireland Cathedral in Belfast by Sir Thomas Drew. Drew also produced a second design with a more Romanesque appearance which...

12 January 2016

1905 – Castle Buildings, Castle Place, Belfast

Architect: Blackwood & Jury Built in 1905 for C. McCullagh and Co, silk mercers and milliners; and extended in a similar style in 1907. Castle Buildings is possibly one of the last buildings...

12 January 2016

1906 – Mayfair Building, Nos. 5-11 Arthur Square, Belfast

Architect: Blackwood & Jury A fine four storey red brick building with sandstone detailing including banded quoins and an interesting corner treatment. Constructed as a commercial building, with office accommodation on the upper...

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...

22 October 2015

1876 – Cottage Villas, Portbreda Park, Belfast

Architect: Thomas Jackson & Sons “The two cottage villas shown in the illustration with the present number have just been erected at Fortbreda Park, adjoining the Newtownbreda-road, Belfast, for John Coyle, Esq. The...

14 October 2015

1885 – Drew Memorial Church, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: William Batt Unbuilt plans for the extension of existing church, constructed in 1870, and the addition of a school. The building originally started life as a school but due to demand for...

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