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14 October 2009

1870 – Belfast Town Hall, Co. Antrim

Architect: Anthony Thomas Jackson From The Builder, April 9, 1870: The works for the new municipal buildings Belfast Ireland are being energetically forward; the courts will probably be finished May and the whole...

09 October 2009

1575 – Ayuntamiento, Toledo, Spain

Architect: Juan Herrera The townhall or Ayuntamiento is a fine building in a Spanish baroque style, complete with square corner turrets. Its distinctive shape took many years to carry out, as its construction...

01 October 2009

19th C. – Câmara Municipal, Faro, Portugal

Faro was recognized as a town by the kinf Afonso III in 1266 and it was by then that the first “town hall” was built. During the 19th century, it was extended into...

01 October 2009

1880 – Town Hall, Saffron Walden, Essex

Architect: Edward Burgess The Town Hall is situated on the south side of the Market Square. It was first built in 1761 and extensively remodelled and extended in 1879. The hall owes its...

29 September 2009

1856 – Townhall, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan

Architect: An unusual building on an awkward sloping site surrounded by streets on all sides. Poorly maintained, this building should be an attractive landmark for this end of Castleblayney. Because of the slope,...

28 September 2009

1910 – Townhall, Cavan, Co. Cavan

Architect: William Scott Later head of architecture at University College Dublin, W.A. Scott was responsible for some of the more innovative buildings in Ireland during the early part of the twentieth century. His...

28 September 2009

1928 – Belturbet Town Hall, Co. Cavan

Architect: Patrick J. Brady Public building with few architectural pretensions other than the round-headed windows at ground level and the small, awkwardly proportioned pediment. Brady was an architect and civil engineer, of Ballyhaise,...

25 September 2009

1901 – Townhall, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

Architect: Anthony & William Scott Designed by Anthony Scott with his son William as a competition entry in 1897, the Townhall was not completed until four years later, and cost twice its original...

17 September 2009

1879 – Dun Laoghaire Town Hall, Co. Dublin

Architect: John L. Robinson Now part of the larger Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Offices, the former Town Hall and Market House was a multipurpose building containing a Courthouse, trade and administration facilities for the...