1863 – Ulster Bank, Waterloo Place, Derry

Architect: Thomas Jackson


Fine Italianate bank building by Belfast architect Thomas Jackson. Jackson was architect to the Ulster Bank, and designed many branches but the design of the head office was given to Glasgow architect James Hamilton. Bombed and later demolished in 1975.

“Our present illustration shows an external view of a very neat structure, erected by the Ulster
Banking Company in “the Maiden Citie,” and referred to in our general notice of Derry in April last. The site is particularly advantageous, the principal elevation facing a spacious and populous thoroughfare. A well-proportioned bow connects the front and flank, and the general design is a chaste and pleasing sample of the Italian style of architecture. Internally the arrangements embrace all the usual requirements of a bank. Mr. Thomas Jackson, of Belfast, was the architect, and Mr. McClelland, of Derry, the contractor, on both whom both the design and the execution of the work throughout reflect the highest credit.” Published in The Dublin Builder, February 1 1863.