- Item 99325 - View of harbor and downtown, Belfast, 1869
- Contributed by Belfast Historical Society
- Item 99325
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The view of the harbor and commercial district of Belfast was taken from Primrose Hill on High Street and shows downtown as it looked several years after the catastrophic fire on October 12, 1865.Show Details
That fire swept along the lower portion of downtown, destroying 125 buildings in a 20-acre section. In the years following the fire, the rebuilding of the downtown and waterfront was well underway.