The original title for this stereo pairs shot is "Institutional building, open University, wings 3 bays wide, 4 deep, main obelisk 3 a side 3 to central portion, cart foreground" and I suspect that it won't last too long? A very imposing if unattractive building that I do not recognise and suspect that it no longer stands? Most assuredly it looks no place like home!
While I was (thankfully) wrong about the "no longer standing" prediction, I wasn't wrong about how quickly this one was identified. sharon.corbet
was quick to pinpoint this as the Custom House
in Belfast. B-59
tells us that it was designed by the prolific Charles Lanyon (1813–1889)
, whose firm's works we have come across several times before
. Sharon also proposes a refinement to the date range - based on the suggestion that the south entrance (visible/tagged on the right) was only in place between 1872 and 1886.....
Photographers: Frederick Holland Mares, James Simonton
Contributor: John Fortune Lawrence
Collection: Stereo Pairs Photograph Collection
Date: Catalogue range c.1860-1883. Perhaps c.1872-1883 (south entrance)
NLI Ref: STP_1986
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons