Burton's Art Deco facade, featuring elephant heads.

This building is the former Belfast store for the clothing store Burtons.

Built in the Art Deco style by Harry Wilson of Leeds, it was constructed in 1931-33.[1]

The three-storey building has a remarkable decorative faïence façade which includes stylised geometric patterning along with the two elephant heads crowning the columns.[2]

Do you want to learn more about the history of Belfast? Let me take you on my Bricks and Buildings Tour that includes this building!


[1] Marcus Patton, Central Belfast, An Historical Gazetteer (Belfast: Ulster Architectural Heritage Society), p.10.

[2] https://www.rsua.org.uk/product/model-citizen-art-deco-elephant-head/ Accessed 26.6.22.