Belfast, Antrim Road 1897

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Caption for Belfast, Antrim Road 1897: This photograph was taken to capture the early days of the Antrim Road as a superior residential area of Belfast. Castleton Terrace, near the camera, is still there; it is typical of the handsome rows lining the road to enjoy views of the Cave Hill and the Lough. Fortwilliam Church had taken its name from the adjacent park, which had large mansions, complete with gate houses, coaches and coachmen. On the main road, the prestige was largely shared by the new side avenues, complete with their front railings to give a sense of order to the scene. The horse-drawn tram system terminated here, but a walk of a few yards brought one to the steam-engine-driven Cavehill & Whitewell Company's trams.

An extract from Belfast Photographic Memories.

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I started attending St. Malachy's College on the lower Antrim Road, but I cannot recognise the location of this beautiful photo even though the church spire is very prominent. What was it I wonder?

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Caption for Belfast, Antrim Road 1897: This photograph was taken to capture the early days of the Antrim Road as a superior residential area of Belfast. Castleton Terrace, near the camera, is still there; it is typical of the handsome rows lining the road to enjoy views of the Cave Hill and the Lough. Fortwilliam Church had taken its name from the adjacent park, which had large mansions, complete with gate houses, coaches and coachmen. On the main road, the prestige was largely shared by the new side avenues, complete with their front railings to give a sense of order to the scene. The horse-drawn tram system terminated here, but a walk of a few yards brought one to the steam-engine-driven Cavehill & Whitewell Company's trams.

An extract from Belfast Photographic Memories.

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