J3373 : Adelaide Street, Belfast (August 2017)

taken 2 years ago, near to Belfast County Borough, Shankill, Beal Feirste and Ballymacarret, Northern Ireland

Adelaide Street, Belfast (August 2017)
Adelaide Street, Belfast (August 2017)
Adelaide Street is an example of how Belfast developed from a small town to a major industrial city during the nineteenth century (appx population of 35,000 in 1821 to some 175,000 in 1871).
In 1852 Adelaide Place was a short street running from Donegall Square South to Franklin Place. Its nine inhabitants included FD Finlay, proprietor of the Northern Whig, the Rev R Knox, Presbyterian minister and John Aickin, surgeon.
By 1868 there were 15 properties mainly in commercial use.
In 1877 the street (partly renamed Adelaide Street) extended to Clarence Street.
1890 saw it extended all the way to Ormeau Avenue and completely renamed as Adelaide Street by which time it had become associated with the textile trade.
The name “Adelaide Place” was reused for a street between Duncairn Street and Fleetwood Street.
Today’s view shows the part between Franklin Street and Ormeau Avenue.
The name “Adelaide” is understood to come from a member of the Donegall family (along with Arthur and Alfred) thought I admit to ignorance of her exact position.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 19 August, 2017
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City, Town centre 
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Irish: geotagged! J 339 737 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.6598N 5:55.7114W
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Irish: geotagged! J 339 738
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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