leodis logo

Leeds City Council

Open archives compliant site

Supported by BIG Lottery Fund

Enrich UK Lottery Fund

Results Found (17), Result Page (1 of 4)
Search Aspect ( Empire Arcade )
Location - Leeds & District

[1]
Briggate looking south (City Centre)
Colour imageFebruary 2007. View of Briggate looking south. Briggate was completely pedestrianised between the Headrow and Boar Lane in 1997. Harvey Nichols at number 107 Briggate, has a glass arch over the entrance. It was built on the site of the former Empire Arcade and opened in October 1996. The entrance to the Queens Arcade is to the right. New lights are strung across Briggate to mark Celebrate Leeds 2007, 800 years of Leeds as city.
[internal reference; 2007516_163580:Community Pack 20 30]
[2]
Briggate, Empire Arcade (City Centre) (2 comments)
Black & White image14th December 1990 View of the east side of Briggate showing the entrance to the Empire Arcade. This was opened in 1964 on the site of the old Empire Theatre; in 1996 it was redeveloped to become Harvey Nichols. R.L.Gowns, ladieswear, can be seen in the arcade. Next to it at No.107-108 Briggate is Rose's Jewellers, then a shop in the process of being redeveloped.
[internal reference; 2005316_92193240:S LIC BRIG 5]
[3]
Briggate, Empire Theatre (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White image1960. View of Briggate showing the Empire Palace Theatre in the centre. Designed by London architect Frank Matcham, it was opened on 29th August 1898 and became a popular music hall for many years before it closed on 25th February 1961. It was demolished in January 1962 and became the site of the Empire Arcade in 1964 before being redeveloped as Harvey Nichol's department store. Also in the picture are Mark Rowlands furnishers, Willerby's Tailors, Readicut Wool Shop and Phillip's Shoes.
[internal reference; 2005720_78203982:T LIR EMPIRE 1]
[4]
Briggate, Harvey Nichols department store. (City Centre)
Colour imageUndated. Night-time view of Harvey Nichols department store on Briggate. Built on the site occupied by the Empire Theatre from 1898 until 1961, and subsequently by the Empire Arcade, it became Harvey Nichols' first store outside London when it opened in October 1996.
[internal reference; 20071016_164954:LEO 2182]
[5]
Briggate, looking from Boar Lane (City Centre) (14 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. Looking north up Briggate from the junction with Boar Lane. Shops on the left include Burtons Arcade and H Samuel Jewellers; shops on the right include (from the top of Briggate) The Empire Arcade, Phillips Shoe Corner, Littlewoods, Smarts and F. W. Woolworth & Co. The street is full of pedestrians, cars and trams including the no. 3 tram going north to Harehills. On the central reservation there are steps leading down below Briggate to gentlemen's public toilets and police telephone booth.
[internal reference; 2003218_63825625:Civic Trust F254]