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Architecture of Belfast

14 July 2015

1879 – Glenmachan House, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: Thomas Jackson & Sons “For William Ewart, Esq., J.P>, Belfast, there is being erected a large-sized villa with four sitting rooms, eight bed-rooms, hot and cold baths, lavatory, two w.c.’s, ample pantries...

06 July 2015

1866 – Arnott’s Warehouse, Bridge St., Belfast

Architect: Thomas Jackson & Sons Destroyed during the 1941 Belfast Blitz along with its later extension of 1899 on the corner with High Street. Arnott & Co. rebuilt their department store after the...

06 July 2015

1865 – Design for Albert Memorial Clock, Belfast

Architect: Raffles Brown “The illustration in this number is a design sent in to the recent Albert Memorial Competition in Belfast, by Raffles Brown, which, although not one of those which came to...

10 May 2015

1929 -“ Montague Burton Buildings, Cornmarket, Belfast

Architect: W.R. Priddle Built in 1929 and formerly occupied by Burtons and Woolworths, and now Dunnes Stores. Officially it is “Montague Burton Buildings. Priddle was a London-based architect who worked for Woolworths, his...

25 March 2015

1898 – Competition design for Belfast City Hall

Architect: James Miller Premiated entry in competition for new city hall for Belfast. The design by Sir Brumwell Thomas was selected and completed in 1906. James Miller was a Glasgow-based architect.

24 March 2015

1665 – Market House, High Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Belfast’s first market house of 1665 was located at the corner of High Street next to Cornmarket. According to an 1823 published history of Belfast, “In 1665 the inhabitants of Malone Falls Dunmurry...

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...

10 March 2015

1900 – Second Premiated Design for Presbyterian Assembly, Belfast

Architect: Walter Hanstock Second placed design in competition to design new assembly building for the Presbyterian church. A legend in Irish architectural competitions, as the architect who drew up the conditions was eventually...

03 March 2015

1895 – Whitla Street Fire Station, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: J.C. Bretland Demolished in the early 1970s for a modern replacement, after the area was cleared for a motorway. Josiah Corbett Bretland was Borough surveyor of Belfast between 1884-1903. As city surveyor...

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