Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BEDFORD STREET, ULSTER HALL

Name: BARRE, WILLIAM JOSEPH
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BEDFORD STREET, ULSTER HALL
Date: 1859-1862
Nature: WJB wins competition (announced Sep 1859) for designing new hall. Contractor: D. & J. Fulton. Organ inaugurated 17 Dec 1862.
Refs: Perspective view in Ulster Museum, see Hugh Dixon, Ulster Architecture 1800-1900 (UAHS, 1972), 27 (no. 137, repr. in unpaginated plate section); DB 1, 1 Nov,1,17 Dec 1859, 744,756,830; 2, 1 May 1860, 258; 3, 15 Jan,1 Apr,15 May 1861, 409,463,468(illus.),508; 4, 15 May 1862, 122; IB 78, 25 Jan 1936, 58; B 18, 25 Aug 1860, 542; 19, 30 Mar 1861, 211; Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 22-24. Pl.5; RHA 1861, Nos.570,576; Larmour,22(illus.),24; Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 30,51(illus.)

Name: LYNN, WILLIAM HENRY
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BEDFORD STREET, ULSTER HALL
Date: 1882
Nature: Cast-iron verandah.
Refs: Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 23 (no. 39)

Name: YOUNG & MACKENZIE
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BEDFORD STREET, ULSTER HALL
Date: 1888;1903
Nature: Redecoration, 1888.  Extensive restoration and improvements costing £4,000, 1903
Refs: IB 45, 23 Apr,10 Sep 1903, 1704, 1960;  Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 355.

Name: DONALD, ROBERT BUCHAN
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BEDFORD STREET, ULSTER HALL
Date: 1933ca
Nature: Additional blocks on each side of porte cochere.
Refs: Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 23 (no. 39)