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Co. Antrim

29 January 2014

1848 – York Road Station, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: Charles Lanyon / Berkeley Deane Wise Built by the Belfast & Ballymena Railway to a design by Sir Charles Lanyon, York Road station opened in 1848. Iron roof over the plaforms designed...

27 January 2014

1892 – Former Grand Central Hotel, Royal Avenue, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: Samuel Stevenson The Grand Central Hotel stood at 12-26 Royal Avenue, Belfast. It was one of the last buildings to be built in the original Royal Avenue development, about 1892. It was...

27 January 2014

1840 – The Victoria Hall, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: Peter Lundy Constructed as the Victoria Music Hall, later becoming a Gospel after changes by William Fennell including the addition of a gallery and organ. Presumedly at this time, the lettering “Victoria...

25 January 2014

1896 – Design for Belfast City Hall

Architect: Stark & Rowntree Premiated design in architectural competition to design new City Hall for Belfast. Mr. (afterwards Sir) Brumwell Thomas was selected, and work began in 1898 and was completed in 1906.

25 January 2014

1874 – J. Robb & Co Department Store, Castle St., Belfast

Architect: William Hastings John Robb & Co was a Belfast department store that had extended many times in the late 19th century. Originally it was at No 15 in 1861, expanding to No...

10 January 2014

1872 – McGarel Buildings, Larne, Co. Antrim

Architect: Samuel Patrick Close Ten Victorian Gothic almshouses, for Charles McGarel. McGarel was a slave-owner and sugar trader in the early 19th century. He was also responsible for building the Town Hall in...

09 January 2014

1898 – Shankill Road Mission, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: William Roome Large amphitheatre to seat about 2,000, medical mission , soup kitchen, with four shops fronting road. Closed in 2009, the mission originally started in a large tent in 1869 and...

06 December 2013

1865 – Shane’s Castle, Randalstown, Co. Antrim

Architect: Lanyon Lynn and Lanyon In 1809 work was started to rebuild a large Plantation castle to the designs of John Nash – the main object of the plan was to give the...

01 December 2013

1838 – Ballydrain, Dunmurray, Co. Antrim

Architect: Edward Blore / W.H. Lynn The original house was designed by Blore in a Tudor Revival style. In October 1836 he visited the estate “to examine the House and advise with Mr....