Vanished, demolished and disappeared Belfast
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A look at some of the buildings, streets and sites which have disappeared from the face of Belfast. The photographs were taken by several members. Click on the photograph to see a larger version and read its caption.
Many have gone for redevelopment or pending redevelopment, some went as a result of the bombing campaign and one was demolished after a fire.
The photographs appear in no particular order and refer to the Belfast City Council area only ie excluding places such as Dundonald, Carryduff and Glengormley.
First prepared 5 January 2012.
Updated 27 March 2017 new photographs:
Commonwealth House, Castle Street
Demolished for an extension to the Bank Buildings.
Belfast City Airport
Brussels Airlines – short-lived (2016/17) service to Brussels.
J3373 Gt Victoria Street, the Dublin Road and surrounding area
A street between Donegall Pass and Ormeau Avenue, built towards the end of the 19th century and cleared to make way for replacement houses.
Gt Victoria Street Baptist church demolished pending redevelopment.
Gt Victoria Street railway station
Built for the Ulster Railway in 1848. Part was demolished to make way for the Europa hotel. The remainder went after the station was closed as part of the re-opening of the Belfast Central railway connecting the former Great Northern and County Down lines. Many years later the line was re-opened with a new station built slightly to the south of the original.
Gt Victoria Street bus station
Originally part of the railway station, it survived the closure of the former but eventually made way for a multi-storey car park which included a new bus station on the ground floor.
Grosvenor Road – former railway goods sheds
Demolished in preparation for the proposed Belfast Transport Hub (combined railway and bus station).
The Washington bar, Howard Street
Victorian premises demolished for a replacement bar.
Nos 41-43 Dublin Road two derelict former houses demolished and replaced by a new building.
35-39 Dublin Road and Harmony Street Both demolished in preparation for a major hotel development.
No 73 Dublin Road demolished for redevelopment.
Nos 78-86 Dublin Road.
Demolished for redevelopment as student accommodation.
The Albion shirt factory, Wellwood Street, Sandy Row
demolished and not replaced.
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