This is Cromwell Road in the university district of Belfast. Now a rather run down district inhabited mainly by students and now more recently by immigrants. The architecture and style of this particular terrace demonstrates its grand past, a reflection of more prosperous times. When I consulted a 1901 street directory I noted that the inhabitants were recorded as accountants, engineering chemist, agents and a RIC Sub Inspector.
Many now converted into flats the interior of the houses will have been subdivided. I hope that our city planners will have the good sense at least to preserve the facade of the terrace!
A casual walk around the streets of south Belfast reveal a wealth of material to photograph. I remember visiting one of these houses over thirty years when I was a social security visitor, good to see the terrace is still standing!
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