Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
There's another view of it available.
Hmm. I think we may be back to the all unidentified gothic things are Larne meme.
It is the the Ulster University Magee campus in Derry.
Like most reputable institutions, they haven't let streetview in. This is the best they could do: email@example.com,-7.322009,3a,27.5y,237.74h...
The now-standard Lawrence Collection versions one and two. (With added lions, but without the ladder).
The DIA seems to indicate 1865 for the building though it was 'approaching completion' in Dec 1859.
Opened in 1865 per wikipedia, and the DIA.
Flickr is sometimes amazing - in 2012 via www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
The building on the left which isn't there looks late 19th century which might help with an 'earlier than' date - better seen in this photo - [https://www.flickr.com/photos/dantheman44/26310600340/]Via www.flickr.com/photos/dantheman44/
"A bunker now hidden under the lush lawns of Magee College may have been one of three allied command centres during the Battle of the Atlantic. ... ... " www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-22751962
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia I remember reading about that but had completely forgotten it!
Best city in the world.
This history page says In 1880, new impetus was given to the educational provision at Magee College by its incorporation into the newly-formed Royal University of Ireland. Red brick professional houses houses which 100 years later were to accommodate the work of the growing faculties, were added progessively to the site.
So the red brick block beyond is not much help with dates.
Here's a live version today. www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/shares/u5K5P6
Buena serie de fotos antiguas .
Thanks to [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] and all! Map, description, etc all updated. (I've also added this to the "catalogue update/correction" tag. Which covers the ever-growing list of images which were identified or corrected through the investigations on this stream. Aka, 'the good series of old photos').