Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DURHAM STREET, NO. 086 (QUEEN VICTORIA NATIONAL SCHOOLS)  Street numbers may have changed due to re-numbering

Name: CLOSE, SAMUEL PATRICK
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DURHAM STREET, NO. 086 (QUEEN VICTORIA NATIONAL SCHOOLS)
Date: 1895-6
Nature: New school, replacing earlier one in connerction with and adjoining Christ Church, Durham St.  FS laid by Marquess of Londonderry and Earl of Erne, 26 Jan 1895. Builder: Kidd.(Demolished, 1975.)
Refs: Irish Times, 29 Jan 1895;  Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 142;  C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of Belfast (2nd edn., 1985), 48, Pl. 43; Angela E. McGuinness, 'Samuel Patrick Close: Architect' (unpublished master's thesis, Queen's University, Belfast, 1990), 90-91 (Pls. 149,150).

Name: CASSIDY, JOHN *#
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DURHAM STREET, NO. 086 (QUEEN VICTORIA NATIONAL SCHOOLS)
Date: 1897
Nature: Statue of Queen Victoria, commissioned in 1897. (Now in Shankill Rest Garden, Shankill Road.)
Refs: C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of Belfast (2nd edn., 1985), 48, Pl. 43; Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 236.