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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
 

Sir Daniel Dixon Bart [Baronet]

The Right Honourable

 
 
Sir Daniel Dixon Monument Dedication image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2019
1. Sir Daniel Dixon Monument Dedication
Inscription.  

Mayor of Belfast 1892 and 1893.
Lord Mayor 1901, 1902, 1903, 1905 and 1906.
Freeman of the City.
M.P. for Belfast-North-.
Obit 1907.

Erected by his many friends
in appreciation of the numerous
public services rendered
by him to the city.
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[Bas relief images]

Shipping

Belfast

Science • Progress • Education


 
Erected 1910 by his Friends.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 54° 35.809′ N, 5° 55.868′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Marker is at the intersection of Donegall Square North (Northern Ireland Route A1) and Donegall Square West, on the right when traveling east on Donegall Square North. Monument is on the west grounds of Belfast City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Donegall Square, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT1 5GS, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Sir Daniel Dixon Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2019
2. Sir Daniel Dixon Monument
are within walking distance of this marker. Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederick Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); Belfast City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Donegall Square North (within shouting distance of this marker); James Joseph Magennis (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Donegall Square North (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Russell (within shouting distance of this marker); World Wars Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belfast.
 
Regarding Sir Daniel Dixon Bart [Baronet]. Belfast was perhaps at the height of industry and commerce in the first decade of the twentieth century, its shipyards preparing to build the largest commercial steamships to that time, including RMS Titanic. Hence, the 1910 bas reliefs reflect a romanticized view of Belfast's accomplishments and promising future and Dixon's role in that growth.


From the Belfast City Hall official website:

Sir Daniel Dixon was seven times Chief Magistrate, Chairman of the Harbour Board and Lord Mayor of Belfast in 1892-1893, 1901-1903 and 1905-1906. This memorial is the work of W Hamo Thorneycroft and was unveiled in 1910. Three bronze panels at the memorials

Sir Daniel Dixon Monument - Shipping bas relief image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2019
3. Sir Daniel Dixon Monument - Shipping bas relief
base display ‘shipping’, ‘Belfast’ and ‘science, progress and education’.
 
Also see . . .  Sir Daniel Dixon (1844 - 1907) at Dictionary of Ulster Biography. (Submitted on May 19, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Sir Daniel Dixon Monument - Belfast bas relief image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2019
4. Sir Daniel Dixon Monument - Belfast bas relief
Sir Daniel Dixon Monument - Progress bas relief image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2019
5. Sir Daniel Dixon Monument - Progress bas relief
Sir Daniel Dixon Monument - Sculptor's mark image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2019
6. Sir Daniel Dixon Monument - Sculptor's mark
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 19, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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