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ROBINSON AND CLEAVER’S Department store that was!
Situated right opposite the City Hall in Donegall Sq. North architects Young and Mackenzie built this grand building during 1886-1888
It used to be one of Belfast’s most well known department stores, Robinson and Cleaver’s Royal Irish Linen Warehouse. Fifty heads of the firm’s patrons pop out of the exterior, including Queen Victoria, and the Maharajah of Cooch Behar, who laid out the rules of snooker in India in 1885! Heads also symbolise countries to which the firm sold products, including Canada and Scotland, which is shown as a Highland chief. During the 70's the store closed and the listed building now houses a variety of smaller shops and offices. This view is from the grounds of the City Hall.
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