A Street Through Time: Belfast Mercantile Academy

A Street Through Time: Belfast Mercantile Academy

Mercantile Academy on map of Clifton Street In 1854 schoolmaster John Pyper established his namesake ‘Pyper Academy’ in Belfast. Pyper was a vocal member of the North Belfast community in his advocation of total abstinence and involvement in the Temperance League....
A Street Through Time: Skin Hospital

A Street Through Time: Skin Hospital

Skin Hospital on map of Clifton Street The Purdon family are widely acclaimed as the pioneers of contemporary dermatology in Northern Ireland. H.S. Purdon, who came from a long line of acclaimed doctors, spotted a lack of targeted care for skin diseases in...
A Street Through Time: Benn Hospital

A Street Through Time: Benn Hospital

Benn Hospital on map of Clifton Street    The ‘Ulster Ear, Eye and Throat Hospital’ also known as the ‘Benn Hospital’, was located on the junction of Clifton Street and Glenravel Street. The building was funded by philanthropist...
A Street Through Time: No. 7-9

A Street Through Time: No. 7-9

No. 7-9 on a map of Clifton Street In 1884 the Belfast Charitable Society leased land next to the Benn Hospital for the building of two private residences. Two Doctors, who worked in the Benn Hospital, rented the land; Dr Wadsworth at No. 7 and Dr Clements at No. 9....
A Street Through Time: No.11-13

A Street Through Time: No.11-13

No.11-13 on map of Clifton Street With the Benn hospital in such close proximity, real estate on Clifton Street was incredibly lucrative for Doctors. Prominent Belfast doctor, Dr Johnston, commissioned two houses on the street in 1874. The three-story buildings were...