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William J. Watson

31 July 2014

1874 – Villas, Rostrevor, Co. Down

Architect: William J. Watson Terrace of four villas constructed in Rostrevor, and published in The Irish Builder, May 15 1874. Watson was a Newry-based architect who had a thriving practice in this part...

13 June 2014

1886 – Town Hall, Bessbrook, Co. Armagh

Architect: William J. Watson “These buildings, designed by Mr. William James Watson, M.R.I.A.I, architect, Newry, have very recently been completed under his supervision. Owing to the rapid increase of the population of this...

21 March 2014

1890 – Danske Bank, Marcus Square, Newry

Architect: William J. Watson Originally constructed as a branch of the Belfast Banking Co., which existed until its 1970 merger to form the Northern Bank, now Danske bank. Watson’s design is a three...

03 April 2013

1899 – Victoria Home, Rostrevor, Co. Down

Architect: William J. Watson Built in the mid-1890s for the Girls Friendly Society of Ireland, who asked for and received Royal permission to call it the Queen Victoria Home in 1901. Originally known...

03 April 2013

1876 – Great Northern Hotel, Rostrevor, Co. Down

Architect: William J. Watson A large hotel facing Carlingford Lough, with a main frontage of almost 150 feet broken into a central block and two lower wings. Alongside the hotel were the Temperance...