North Street Arcade

North Street Arcade

The simple elegant arcade was “floored in granolithic and had unified shopfronts with bronze trims, green marble plinths and piers. It bent through 90⁰, with a domed circular space at the angle.”

Once a popular place for independent retailing, the arcade was badly fire damaged in April 2004; now derelict, the possibility of a restoration and replication of it is still being investigated to this day.

One of the few surviving features rests above the original entrance on Donegall Street, of ladies spinning linen and chatting acting as homage to the Brookfield linen warehouse which the Arcade originally replaced.

North Street/Donegall Street, Belfast

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