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Location - Leeds & District

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Briggate (City Centre)
Colour image21st September 1999.View looking down Briggate from the top of Briggate. Victoria Quarter, Debenhams and Marks and Spencer are on the left. On the right are more shops including Schuh shoes, USC clothing shop and The Alliance and Leicester Building Society. The street is busy with pedestrians.
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Briggate (City Centre)
Colour image15 September 1999 View looking down towards Lower Briggate entrance to Victoria Quarter can be seen on the left with Queens Arcade on the right.
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Briggate in the summertime, watercolour painting by Pete Lapish (City Centre)
Colour imagec1910. View of Briggate in the summertime in contrast with the wintry scene depicted in ID 201039_170439, both watercolour paintings by Yorkshire artist, Pete Lapish. Boots Cash Chemists can be seen on the right, located at the junction with King Edward Street. The facade of the building is decorated with elaborate signage, some of which will be illuminated in the evenings. Awnings are raised to protect the window displays from the sunshine. This run of ornate buildings, including the Boots premises, the Leeds Empire Palace Theatre (with statue at the apex) and the twin domes either side of Queen Victoria Street, was designed by London architect, Frank Matcham for the Leeds Estate Company in the late 1890s/early 1900s. This is all nowadays part of the upmarket shopping sector, the Victoria Quarter. The view is in the direction of the Headrow, or Upperhead and Lowerhead Row as it was known then.
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Briggate, Looking North (City Centre)
Colour imageFebruary 2007. View of Briggate looking north. Shops in Briggate include Muji at 88-91, top right of pedestrianised area, then McDonalds at 92-93, Borders at 94-96, Style Holdings Plc at number 97, then Bay Horse Yard. The arch, right of centre is the entrance to the County Arcade, and far right is the entrance to the Victoria Quarter.
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Briggate, showing the Empire Palace Theatre, tinted postcard (City Centre)
Colour imageUndated. Tinted postcard view of Briggate looking in the direction of the Headrow or Upperhead Row and Lowerhead Row as it was known then. At the right side is the frontage of the Empire Palace Theatre which opened in Briggate on 29th August 1898 as a music hall. It was built to designs by London architect Frank Matcham. The theatre had a lead, flat roof, part of which was mounted on rails. This section could be moved back in good weather to provide a large ventilation opening, probably to remove build up of smoke from the smokers in the audience. The cast iron and glass canopy over the entrance was demolished c1949-50 as a safety measure. The Empire Theatre closed in 1961 and was demolished in 1962. The site became the Empire Arcade before the present store, Harvey Nichols was opened. In the centre the junction with Queen Victoria Street is visible. In 1990 the street was given a stained glass roof as part of the £6 million Victoria Quarter Scheme. The postcard is stamped October 1905.
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