Main Entrance, Old Town Hall designed by Anthony Jackson. 1869-71. Belfast, Ulster, Northern Ireland. Photograph by Philip V. Allingham 2006. This image may be used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose.

When Belfast achieved city status in 1888, the Town Hall was not considered imposing enough and the City Hall was built instead. According to Discover Northern Ireland, "The old site, by the River Lagan, was too constricted to permit the construction of a much larger, grander building, so the old Linen Hall site in Donegall Square was acquired by the Belfast Corporation, leaving the old Town Hall to become a police court. The Town Hall is currently used as Belfast County Court, but before that was occupied by offices of the Ulster Unionist Party. (Also designed by Anthony Jackson in Belfast: Riddel's Warehouse, Ann Street.)"

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