Selected: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CROMAC STREET (& MAY STREET), NO. 001-15 (TELEPHONE HOUSE)  Street numbers may have changed due to re-numbering



Name: RIPPINGHAM, THOMAS FRANCIS O.
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CROMAC STREET (& MAY STREET), NO. 001-15 (TELEPHONE HOUSE)
Date: 1931-34
Nature: 6 storey. Grey brick over grey Mourne granite. Zig-zag fanlight over main door and coat of arms carved by Morris Harding. Designed by TFOR under Roland Ingleby Smith.  Contractor: Stewart & Partners Ltd (Belfast).
Refs: Ulster Parliament Building (commemorative booklet issued by Stewart & Partners, Ltd, 1932), 33 (illus.); Roland Ingleby Smith, 'New Telephone Buildings, Belfast', Irish Architect and Builder I, No. 1 (Apr 1934), 17-18 (illus.); Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 88, no. 204(illus.); Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 91

Name: SMITH, ROLAND INGLEBY
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CROMAC STREET (& MAY STREET), NO. 001-15 (TELEPHONE HOUSE)
Date: 1932-34;1937
Nature: 7-storey telephone exchange with granite base and Portland stone front. Contract for superstructure given to Stewart & Partners, Belfast. Proposed extension costing £100,000, 1937. By T.F.O. Rippingham, under RIS.
Refs: Architect & Building News 129, 4 Mar 1832, 323; 132, 7 Oct 1932, 25; IB 71, 25 May 1929, 441; 73, 17 Jan,26 Sep,21 Nov 1931, 68,834,998; 74, 8 Oct 1932, 893(illus.), 910; 75, 16 Dec 1933, 1085; 76, 20 Oct 1934, 890(or 892?); 77, 2 Nov 1935, 990; 79, 4 Sep 1937, 783; Roland Ingleby Smith, 'New Telephone Buildings, Belfast', Irish Architect and Builder I, No. 1 (Apr 1934), 17-18(illus.); 'Architecture Yesterday and Today', supplement to Irish Times, 21 Jun 1939, 38; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 88 (no. 204)

Name: HARDING, MORRIS *#
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CROMAC STREET (& MAY STREET), NO. 001-15 (TELEPHONE HOUSE)
Date: 1933ca
Nature: Carved royal coat of arms over door.
Refs: Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 88 (no. 204)