Building Name

Free Library. Royal Avenue, Belfast (Architectural Competition)

Royal Avenue
Central, Belfast
Northern Ireland
Architectural competition
Second premium £50

BELFAST FREE LIBRARY - The Library Committee sat on the 4th inst. in the Town-hall, for the purpose of considering the different plans for the free library about to be erected in Royal Avenue. In reply to the advertisement, there were between fifty and sixty designs received from architects in all parts of the kingdom. The committee, we understand, selected that of Mr. Lynn, Belfast, and will recommend it for the first premium, which is £100. Messrs. Maxwell & Tuke, Manchester, were second, the premiums being £50; and Mr. Johnston, London, third, £25. The final selection rests, of course, with the Council. [Builder 15 September 1883 page 367]

BELFAST FREE LIBRARY -  After consideration the committee have decided upon recommending the Council to award the first premium to Mr W. H. Lynn, of Belfast; the second to Messrs Maxwell & Tuke, of Manchester; and the third to Mr. John Johnson, of London, provided their designs comply with the conditions as to cost. The Town Council have confirmed the recommendation. [Builder 29 September 1883 page 434]

Reference    Builder 15 September 1883 page 367
Reference    Builder 29 September 1883 page 434