1884 – Forster Green & Co., Royal Avenue, Belfast

Architect: Thomas Jackson

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Now known as Eagle Chambers, a three-storey stucco building with curved facade into North Street. Originally an extension of Forster Green’s four-storey ‘Golden Eagle’ premises in North Street. Forster Green was a tea merchants. It originally had several eagle statues between the ground and first floors, but these have all since been removed. During construction a portion of the town ramparts were uncovered.

Forster Green was one of the greatest benefactors to the welfare of the people of Belfast. He was a Quaker and a very successful tea and coffee importer. He purchased the grounds of Fortbreda House where he built a hospital for the treatment of TB, which had claimed the lives of 7 of his children.

Last Updated June 4th, 2024 at 10:20 pm