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Athol Street (Douglas)

Description: Athol Street runs through central Douglas on the east side of the Isle of Man (NGR 23800 47545). Brown's Popular Guide to the Isle of Man of 1876 says, "A little beyond the Isle of Man Times office, and at the corner of Church Street, stands a large building of pretentious appearance which is now called "The Court House." It is a not unhandsome building, having large square Corinthian columns surmounted by a portico in front, whilst the roof is protected by a low balustrade of short ornamental columns. This building was ambitiously erected by the Isle of Man District of the Independent order of Oddfellows...it was subsequently a theatre, but when the new law courts were required for Douglas this building was selected as the most suitable for the purpose. (p.39) and "We shall now turn down Athol Street, and passing the Waterwork's Company's office, besides numerous others on which the word "advocate" is remarkably common." (p.40)

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