"Modern Gothic church or institutional / ecclesiastical building much battlemented, turretted" is Magee College

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A Gothic masterpiece to end July and welcome August! This looks very institutional today but may have been the height of architectural fashion in its day? Where is it and who built it?

Derangedlemur quickly answered the first question - it's Magee College (Ulster University) in Derry . The answer to the second question is that it's likely within a decade or so of the college's opening - in 1865....


Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton

Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence

Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883. Possibly after c.1865.

NLI Ref: STP_1944

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    sharon.corbet

    • 31/Jul/2017 08:40:56

    There's another view of it available.

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    derangedlemur

    • 31/Jul/2017 08:48:02

    Hmm. I think we may be back to the all unidentified gothic things are Larne meme.

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    derangedlemur

    • 31/Jul/2017 08:57:43

    It is the the Ulster University Magee campus in Derry. www.ulster.ac.uk/ulster-life/campuses/magee

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    derangedlemur

    • 31/Jul/2017 09:02:59

    Like most reputable institutions, they haven't let streetview in. This is the best they could do: www.google.ie/maps/@55.0074584,-7.322009,3a,27.5y,237.74h...

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    sharon.corbet

    • 31/Jul/2017 09:07:33

    The now-standard Lawrence Collection versions one and two. (With added lions, but without the ladder).

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    sharon.corbet

    • 31/Jul/2017 09:28:50

    The DIA seems to indicate 1865 for the building though it was 'approaching completion' in Dec 1859.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 31/Jul/2017 09:32:16

    Opened in 1865 per wikipedia, and the DIA.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 31/Jul/2017 09:45:17

    Flickr is sometimes amazing - in 2012 via www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10254504826/]

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 31/Jul/2017 10:01:57

    The building on the left which isn't there looks late 19th century which might help with an 'earlier than' date - better seen in this photo - [https://www.flickr.com/photos/dantheman44/26310600340/]Via www.flickr.com/photos/dantheman44/

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 31/Jul/2017 10:30:04

    "A bunker now hidden under the lush lawns of Magee College may have been one of three allied command centres during the Battle of the Atlantic. ... ... " www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-22751962

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    Vab2009

    • 31/Jul/2017 10:42:59

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] I remember reading about that but had completely forgotten it!

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    irishlad031

    • 31/Jul/2017 12:09:35

    Best city in the world.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 31/Jul/2017 12:52:49

    This history page says In 1880, new impetus was given to the educational provision at Magee College by its incorporation into the newly-formed Royal University of Ireland. Red brick professional houses houses which 100 years later were to accommodate the work of the growing faculties, were added progessively to the site. So the red brick block beyond is not much help with dates.

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    irishlad031

    • 31/Jul/2017 18:02:38

    Here's a live version today. www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/shares/u5K5P6

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    silverio10

    • 31/Jul/2017 22:16:26

    Buena serie de fotos antiguas .

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 31/Jul/2017 23:14:53

    Thanks to [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] and all! Map, description, etc all updated. (I've also added this to the "catalogue update/correction" tag. Which covers the ever-growing list of images which were identified or corrected through the investigations on this stream. Aka, 'the good series of old photos').