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Belfast in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
 

Great Victoria Street

City Centre

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 13, 2019
1. Great Victoria Street Marker
Inscription.  

Two of Belfast's best loved buildings are on Great Victoria Street - the Grand Opera House (1895) and the Crown Bar (1885). Nearby, at the junction with Fisherwick Place, stands the Scottish Baronial style Presbyterian Assembly Building (1905). Continue on to College Square East to where the Royal Belfast Academical Institution (1814) occupies an eight acres site in the centre of Belfast.

St. Peter's Cathedral (1866), the mother church of the Diocese of Down & Connor and one of Belfast's most prominent buildings, is only a short distance from here off Albert Street. Its twin towers form a conspicuous landmark on the southern and western approaches to the city.

St. Mary's Chapel (1784) is a smaller yet no less significant church in Chapel Lane, off Castle Street. St. Mary's was the first Catholic Church in the city. The Lourdes Grotto in its grounds is a place of quiet visitation and prayer.

Discover an extensive depository of knowledge in the Linen Hall Library at Donegall Square North. Founded in 1788, it is the oldest library in Belfast and the last subscribing library in Ireland. It looks out over the City Hall (1906), built

Great Victoria Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 13, 2019
2. Great Victoria Street Marker
to mark Belfast's accession to the status of City. Stroll around Donegall Square and discover architectural treasures such as the Robinson & Cleaver Building (1888) on Donegall Square North; the splendid Ocean Buildings (1902) on the corner of Donegall Square East; the baronial Scottish Temperance Building (1904) on Donegall Square South and the magnificent Baroque-style Scottish Provident Institution (1902) on Donegall Square West.

Great Victoria Street leads up to Shaftesbury Square and beyond to Queen's Quarter.

[Illustration captions, from top to bottom, read]
St. Peter's Cathedral

Robinson & Cleaver Building

Scottish Provident Institution
 
Erected by the City of Belfast.
 
Location. 54° 35.607′ N, 5° 56.066′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in County Antrim. Marker is at the intersection of Great Victoria Street (Northern Ireland Route A1) and Hope Street, on the left when traveling north on Great Victoria Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27-45 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT2 7SL, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monument to the Unknown Woman Worker (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Great Victoria Street Station (about 120 meters away); Buildings & Housing

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By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Grand Opera House
(about 120 meters away); People (about 120 meters away); Industry (about 120 meters away); Culture (about 120 meters away); History (about 150 meters away); Leading Seaman James Magennis, VC (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belfast.
 
Also see . . .  Visit Belfast. (Submitted on June 10, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. ArchitectureMan-Made Features
 
The Crown Bar image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. The Crown Bar
Presbyterian Assembly Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
5. Presbyterian Assembly Building
Royal Belfast Academical Institution image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
6. Royal Belfast Academical Institution
Belfast City Hall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
7. Belfast City Hall
View from across Donegall Square North
Robinson & Cleaver Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
8. Robinson & Cleaver Building
Ocean Buildings image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2019
9. Ocean Buildings
Scottish Provident Institution image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
10. Scottish Provident Institution
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 10, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on May 13, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on May 15, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   6. submitted on May 26, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   7. submitted on May 23, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   8. submitted on May 13, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   9. submitted on June 10, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   10. submitted on May 13, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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