In the 19th century Howard Street was the site of a House Of Correction which bore the inscription “Within amend, without beware” over its front door. Today the street is dominated by the gothic architecture and corner tower of the Presbyterian Assembly Building (1905).
High Victoriana can be enjoyed at the Grand Opera House (1895) and the Crown Bar (1885) on Great Victoria Street. Travellers can reach other parts of Northern Ireland from the Europa Bus Centre and Great Victoria Street Station.
Howard Street leads toward the southern aspect of the City Hall (1906) on Donegall Place South. Yorkshire House (1863), now a stylish hotel, stands on the corner with Linenhall Street. It has heads popping out of portholes between the ground floor windows. See if you can spot Newton, Shakespeare, Washington and Columbus among them.
From Donegall Square South continue onto May Street, past the elegantly classical May Street Presbyterian Church (1829), to St. George's Market (1896) at Oxford Street and opposite, the splendid Waterfront Hall (1997) in Lanyon Place.
There are delightful walks along the banks of the River Lagan
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• Presbyterian Assembly Building
• Yorkshire House
• Grand Opera House
Erected by Belfast City Council.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Exploration • Man-Made Features.
Location. 54° 35.746′ N, 5° 56.053′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Marker is at the intersection of Howard Street (Northern Ireland Route A1) and Great Victoria Street (Northern Ireland Route A1), on the left when traveling west on Howard Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 58 Howard Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT1 6PG, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Presbyterian Assembly Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Grand Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lord Kelvin OM (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Crown Bar (about 120 meters away); Great Victoria Street Station (about 150 meters away); Wellington Place (about 150 meters away); Monument to the Unknown Woman Worker
Also see . . . Visit Belfast. (Submitted on May 15, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 15, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 13, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on May 15, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.