Detail of wall and ceiling carving, Merchant's Bank (now Merchant Hotel) designed by George Crowe. 1860. Waring Street, Belfast, Ulster, Northern Ireland. Text and Photograph by Philip V. Allingham 2006. This image may be used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose.

Inside, the vaulted dome, now the hotel lobby, features the stucco-work of George Crowe of Belfast, admirably renovated in 1949. The building was completed in 1860, and still stands on Waring Street, but is now a luxury hotel.

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Buildings of Belfast, 1700-1914. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, [c1967].

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