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View towards Donegall Square North. August 1911.

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Richardson and Owden Ltd, Linen Manufacturers, Merchants and Bleachers-1903

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Howard Street, motor bike and sidecar.-1912-1919

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Ministry of Finance Buildings at Howard Street corner - 1933-12-09



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Between Linenhall Library and Robinson and Cleavers.

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View from Chichester Street, showing warehouse of Richardson, Sons & Owden, Ltd. Photographed during visit of British Association to Belfast, September 1874.

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View from Donegall Square North, showing Donegall Square Methodist Church. Dated September 1874.

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view of Royal Irish Linen Warehouses, showing Robinson and Cleaver building, the White Linen Hall, and the Linen Hall tea and coffee rooms opposite

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City Hall, from Donegall Square West, 1910

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Royal Irish Rifles Memorial, Belfast, Co. Antrim

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Royal Avenue, Belfast, Co. Antrim
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Donegall Square, Belfast

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Castle Place, Belfast
 

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Belfast was easily the nicest city in Ireland. It still has a lot extremely nice buildings throughout the city centre, especially the City Hall. It’s just a shame there are so many ugly 1900s buildings (for obvious reasons) and that modern builds in the 2000s for the most part have been quite meh
 

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Belfast was easily the nicest city in Ireland. It still has a lot extremely nice buildings throughout the city centre, especially the City Hall. It’s just a shame there are so many ugly 1900s buildings (for obvious reasons) and that modern builds in the 2000s for the most part have been quite meh
I'm just thankful for the buildings we still have. A WW2 bomb landed on Richardson, Sons & Owden warehouse (M&S building) hence the Dormers and chimneys missing
 

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Donegall Place, Belfast, Co. Antrim

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Donegall Place, Belfast, Co. Antrim

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View from City Hall at Donegall Square North, Belfast

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Castle Junction, Belfast

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Castle Junction, Belfast, Co. Antrim
 

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I'm just thankful for the buildings we still have. A WW2 bomb landed on Richardson, Sons & Owden warehouse (M&S building) hence the Dormers and chimneys missing
Yeah, apart from the original Grand Central Hotel and the two corner buildings on Castle Place I think we have managed to hold on to most of our post card worthy Victorian buildings.
Its a pity Castle Court aged so terribly and was completely out of character with the rest of Royal Avenue. The buildings on Castle Place where also designed with car bombs in mind, but hopefully they will soon be replaced with something more for aesthetically pleasing.

When the Nationwide building is replaced (God willing) hopefully it is something more complimentary to its Victorian neighbours.

I don't actually mind the Danske Bank building, especially since they removed the terrible Northern Bank facade over the entrance and added a floor or two on top.
 

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Queen's University / Botanic Area

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Queen's College (University), Entrance Gate, Belfast, Co. Antrim


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Bird's-eye view of Queen's University from Assembly's College. c.1905.


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Botanic Gardens Entrance, Belfast, Co. Antrim - Robert French


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Entrance to Botanical Gardens, Belfast, Co. Antrim

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Botanic Gardens Entrance rear, Belfast, Co. Antrim -Robert French

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Elmswood Church, Belfast, Co. Antrim - French, Robert


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View of Elmswood Church from Methodist College, Belfast, Co. Antrim

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Methodist College, Belfast, Co. Antrim

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Presbyterian Assembly Buildings College side, Belfast, Co. Antrim

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Presbyterian Assembly Buildings College, Belfast, Co. Antrim

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Queen's College Deaf & Dumb Institution, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Note -"A school for the education of the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind, designed by Charles Lanyon in an Elizabethan style. Costing £8,000, it opened to pupils in 1845 and was demolished in 1963. The the site is currently occupied by the Medical Biology Centre (MBC), Queen’s University of Belfast."
 

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Demolition of the deaf and dumb institute was a travesty! Basically just "it would cost too much to fix"...
 

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Queen's University / Botanic Area

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Elmswood Church, Belfast, Co. Antrim - French, Robert

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View of Elmswood Church from Methodist College, Belfast, Co. Antrim
That's fantastically Italian looking...
Elmwood Hall - Wikipedia

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Presbyterian Assembly Buildings College side, Belfast, Co. Antrim
So this the predecessor of the current Fisherwick Pl' version? If so the old 'un is more impressive.
 

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So this the predecessor of the current Fisherwick Pl' version? If so the old 'un is more impressive.
No, those buildings are behind Queen's University, still there today.



I'd love to know what happened to that nice gatehouse at Botanic Gardens. Can we get that back!
 

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No, those buildings are behind Queen's University, still there today.



I'd love to know what happened to that nice gatehouse at Botanic Gardens. Can we get that back!
The gatehouse at the Botanic Gardens was probably turned to rubble sadly. Would be great if they could rebuild it to original plans, but unlikely with the current architecture/cultural paradigm.

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