The Bank Buildings – the story behind the Façade!

date_range 08 May 2019

Description

The true story of the Bank Buildings revealed! Take a journey through time in this fully illustrated talk discovering the part this iconic building played in the history of Belfast. Followed by an opportunity to see inside the historic Freemasons’ Hall on Arthur Square.

Since the devastating fire in August 2018 that destroyed one of Belfast’s most iconic buildings, there has been much speculation about the history of the Bank Buildings located on Belfast’s most central business address. Some have suggested that the building has stood on the site for 300 years, others have pondered as to where the name of the buildings that have stood on the site came from, whilst others simply remember shopping in what they fondly remember as an exclusive department store
In this fully illustrated talk, Richard Graham, a local historian, will take you on a voyage of discovery looking at the buildings that have stood on the site since the late 18th century, dispelling the myths that have surfaced throughout the years and looking at the merchants and other movers and shakers of the town of Belfast who made it happen through time.
This in-depth presentation will be followed by an opportunity to see the interior of John Lanyon’s architectural masterpiece – the Freemasons’ Hall – which has stood on Arthur Square since 1840. Put the date of this great event in your diary today – not to be missed!
Admission £3 payable at the door. 
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Freemasons’ Hall Arthur Square



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