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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...

20 August 2015

1878 – Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, Queen St., Belfast

Architect: Thomas Jackson & Sons A three-storey building finished in Scrabo sandstone set back from the main building line of Queen Street. The Hospital moved to the Falls Road in the 1930s. The...

20 August 2015

1890 – Drumalis House, Larne, Co. Antrim

Architect: Samuel Patrick Close In the 1880s, the architect Samuel Patrick Close extended a compact Victorian villa of around 1870 into a large rambling composition in an Italianate style for Sir Hugh Houston...

12 August 2015

1885 – Fortwilliam Park Presbyterian Church, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: Henry Chappell In June 1880, architects were invited to submit plans in a competition with prizes of £30 for the winner and £10 for the runner up. The plan was for a...

29 July 2015

1869 – St. Malachy’s Diocesan Seminary, Belfast

Architect: John O’Neill Constructed on the former Vicinage Park, just north of Belfast city centre. Constructed both as a school and a diocesan seminary, a model followed by many dioceses across Ireland. St....

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...

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