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Architecture of Belfast

02 June 2011

1900 – Harland & Wolff Drawing Office, Belfast, Co. Antrim

With a long sandstone elevation to the street, this three-storey office block was built in stages between 1900-1919. The building was the administration and drawing office centre for the Harland & Wolff shipyard....

08 April 2011

1884 – Ulster Reform Club, Royal Avenue, Belfast

Architect: Maxwell & Tuke In 1880, a a group of Ulster Liberals debated whether the cause of the Liberal Party should be advanced by formation of a Club in Belfast similar to the...

07 April 2011

1929 – Ulster Museum, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: James Cumming Wynnes / Francis Pym In 1913, a competition was held to design a new building to house the Belfast Museum and Art Gallery’s expanding collections. James Cumming Wynnes of Edinburgh...

31 January 2011

1966 – Churchill House, Belfast

Architect: Department of Finance Chief Architects Branch Nineteen story office building constructed by the Post Office as a base for the telephone network – later British Telecom. A grim slab of a building,...

13 January 2011

1907 – Hamilton Tower, Queen’s University Belfast

Architect: Robert Cochrane Constructed as the porter’s gatelodge for university and designed in the Tudor-Revival style. A single-storey lodge was beside the tower with an octagonal, battlemented turret to the rear. Demolished in...

28 August 2010

1986 – Belfast City Hospital, Co. Antrim

A Belfast landmark with its distinctive yellow colour, the City Hospital Tower is 15 stories and 76 m (250 ft) in height. The City Hospital is a 900-bed modern university teaching hospital providing...

21 June 2010

1891 – Semi Detatched Houses, Adelaide Park, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: F. Edward Ward A pair of houses designed for his father and another relative described as being in the ‘English Domestic Revival’ style. Perspective with longitudinal section, ground & 1st floor plans...

03 May 2010

1887 – McArthur Hall, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: T.N. Deane & Son Built as boarding hall for Methodist College, Belfast. Published in The Building News, October 7th 1887. Ceased to be used as boarding facilities in 2010 and converted to...

16 April 2010

1887 – Northern Bank, Royal Avenue, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: John Lanyon No longer a bank, this fine building was constructed in Dungannon Sandstone with polished granite details including columns. As well as the usual accommodation for the bank branch manager, the...