|This view of the south side of Queen
Square was taken in 1907 just before the buildings were
demolished to make way for the Queen's Arcade. The large poster
on the right displays a plan of the forthcoming arcade under the
title 'Queen Square Improvement'.
The old Allen's piano shop is
very prominent as is the Red House clothing store. The building
on the left is occupied by W. Barratt.
The same scene a few years later showing the south side of
Queen Square at its best.
The wonderfully ornate Queen's Arcade
building complements the Empire Palace on the left. In the
centre is one of the Lorain trams, possibly on its way to
On the far right is W. H. Hinde & Co. who were cigar
importers, and to the left of the arcade is the premises of
This corner of Queen Square has now lost all of its original
The Queen's Arcade was demolished to make way for the Mander Centre and The Empire Palace was destroyed by Fire in
If the Queen's Arcade had remained it would have made a
splendid entrance to the Mander Centre.