New listed buildings in Belfast 'reflect city's diverse and varied history'
Fernhill House, the venue for the 1994 loyalist ceasefire announcement, is among 33 new listed buildings in Belfast.
Eight churches, a George IV pillar box and a park bandstand have also been granted protected status because of their architectural or historical significance.
Environment Minister Mark H Durkan said: "This is a real boost for Belfast.
"The variety of buildings listed reflects the city's diverse and varied history."
Fernhill House, the former community museum, provided the backdrop for Gusty Spence and the Combined Loyalist Military Command (CLMC) to announce an end of paramilitary activities in October 1994.
The building at Glencairn Park was d esigned in classical style, possibly with connections to architect Robert Young, and still retains many original external and internal features, including the tree-lined avenue approach.
Its outbuildings and stable, which have also been listed, housed the 1928 Grand National winner Tipperary Tim.
The eight churches to be listed range from traditional Gothic Revival examples at Ballysillan Presbyterian and Cavehill Methodist Churches in north Belfast to the modernist design of Orangefield Baptist Church built in 1968.
Two pairs of semi-detached houses known as Plevna Villas on Cyprus Avenue; former worker cottages and two pavilion buildings on the Stormont estate and an Ulster Unionist Party office on Belmont Road have also been re-designated.
Among the quirky structures to be listed are a pillar box on Connsbrook Avenue, erected between 1936 and 1938, and three parliamentary boundary posts dated 1918 which mark the outer extent of the Belfast Corporation and Pottinger electoral ward, and are a reminder of the first election in Britain and Ireland when everyone except women under the age of 30 had the right to vote.
The new changes bring to 1,154 the total number of listed buildings in Belfast.
Mr Durkan said: "From older and modern churches, graveyard monuments, pillar boxes and boundary posts, to a stableyard which is part of the outbuildings that once housed a Grand National winner and which was a community museum; they all have fascinating stories to tell. Listing these structures will ensure these important cultural assets are preserved and protected.
"Our built heritage is a precious and finite resource. It is important that we work together to ensure that it is valued and enjoyed into the future and that its potential to contribute to our economic and social well-being and regeneration is fully realised."