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Demolition of Schofields (City Centre) (1 comment)
Colour imagec1987. View onto the site where the 1962 Schofields store had recently been demolished. It was to be replaced by the Schofields Centre, a retail development incorporating a smaller Schofields store. Across the background Lands Lane is visible, a shopping street which runs between The Headrow and Commercial Street. The old white buildings in the background number 28 and 30 Lands Lane and is Grade II listed. The buildings flank the entrance to the Queens Arcade, designed by Edward Clark of London. The building with arched windows to the right of it is number 26 Lands Lane and is also Grade II listed. It dates from c1900. Next, with circular window is Scala House which stands at the junction of Lands Lane with Albion Place. This opened as the Scala Cinema in 1922 and became known for its ballroom. Behind the orange crane King Charles Croft can be seen. At the right edge is the side of the Church Institute. The new Schofields Centre opened in 1990.
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Demolition of Schofields store (City Centre)
Colour imagec1987. Image shows demolition in progress on the old Schofields store. The site is bordered by the Headrow, Lands Lane, King Charles Street and King Charles Croft. The dated 1962 building was to be replaced by a smaller store and the Schofields Centre, a retail development housing a variety of shops and a Food Court. This view looks down onto Lands Lane, background, right. In the background, left, is Lewis's Department store, built in the 1930s. Behind the orange crane is King Charles Croft. The new Schofields opened in 1990.
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Hippodrome Theatre, demolition (City Centre)
Black & White image1933. The Hippodrome was the last in a series of theatres to have been built on this site in King Charles Croft. Dating from 1843 with the New Theatre, rebuilt in 1864 as the Princess Concert Hall. This then became the Tivoli in 1898. It finally opened as the Hippodrome in 1906 and closed in the summer of 1933. the site was bought by Schofields, part of the building was used as a warehouse until 1967.
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King Charles Hotel, Lands Lane (City Centre) (8 comments)
Black & White image14th June 1937. Image taken from near the entrance to the Queen's Arcade, shows the King Charles Hotel which stood at the corner of Lands Lane (foreground & right) with King Charles Croft (left). The King Charles Hotel opened in 1845 but was demolished to build the new Schofields store, c1975. It had actually closed down as a public house ten years before, on the 5th May, 1965. Sherwins Restaurant, advertising 'Suppers', is on the right at number 17 Lands Lane. It closed down after 100 years of service, again to make way for the new extension to Schofields. Stanley's draper is visible, next door to Sherwin's at number 19. Stanley's was adjacent to the Victoria Arcade, the elaborate arched entrance of which can be partially seen at the right edge. Stanley's also occupied two more shops beyond the Victoria Arcade, numbers 21 and 23. The Victoria Arcade was built to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1898 to designs by Thomas Ambler. Snowden Schofield (1870-1949) opened his drapery business at number 1 Victoria Arcade on the 4th May, 1901 and began to expand his business, gradually acquiring more shops in the arcade. Schofield purchased the Victoria Arcade in 1947 and it was demolished in 1959 for the expansion plans. Years earlier, in 1912, he had also purchased Red Hall as part of his plans for the department store. King Charles Croft gave access to Red Hall, a substantial house believed to be the first building to be constructed in red brick in Leeds, hence the name. It dated from 1628 and was originally the home of wool merchant, Alderman Thomas Metcalfe. The grounds, including orchards, extended as far as Albion Place and King Charles Croft now occupies the site of the gardens of Red Hall. Red Hall was famous for the 9th February 1646 when King Charles 1 spent the night, as a prisoner of the Scots, on the journey from Newark to Newcastle. The room became known as the King's Chamber and was incorporated into Schofields 'Old English Cafe' in 1912. Red Hall was demolished in 1961 for the continued development of Schofields.
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Lands Lane, King Charles Hotel (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White imagec1973. View shows the King Charles Hotel on Lands Lane by the junction with King Charles Croft. The King Charles occupied a corner of the premises of the Schofields department store, which also extended to the building on the opposite side of King Charles Croft. Despite listed building status, the King Charles site was redeveloped in the 1970s to be occupied by Silvio's Bakers and Restaurant and the Bradford and Bingley Building Society, before being demolished along with the rest of the Schofields complex in the late 1980s for the development of the Schofields Centre, a shopping centre containing a smaller Schofields store as well as a variety of other retail outlets. This would later be renamed the Headrow Centre and is now (in 2012) known as The Core.
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