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11 May 2014

1898 – Wayfarers Arcade, Southport, Lancashire

Architect: Hurst & Bolshaw The Arcade first opened in October 1898 and was originally called the Leyland Arcade, after Southport MP, Sir Herbert Leyland. The arcade was the idea of John Humphrey Plummer,...

11 January 2014

1892 – The Strand Arcade, Sydney, Australia

Architect: John B. Spencer & Charles E. Fairfax Named after The Strand in London, a smart and fashionable shopping street, Sydney’s Strand Arcade opened in April 1892. Today it still retains the small...

04 January 2014

1898 – Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, Australia

Architect: George McRae Occupying an entire city block, with four monumental and elaborate facades in a Richardsonian Romanesque style. It was originally designed as a shopping arcade – a function it retains today....

28 March 2013

1890 – William O’Brien Arcade, New Tipperary, Co. Tipperary

Architect: Robert P. Gill In 1888-9, tenants of the local landlord, Arthur Smith Barry, withheld their rents in solidarity with his tenants in Co Cork. They were evicted and, under the direction of...

09 March 2013

1832 – Royal Arcade, Newcastle upon Tyne

Architect: John Dobson A fine shopping arcade constructed in the early 1830s. Designed by Newcastle architect John Dobson (1787-1865), and built by Newcastle developer Richard Grainger (1797-1861). Demolished in the 1960s.

06 November 2009

1926 – Winthrop Arcade, Cork

Architect: Chillingworth & Levie One of Munster’s oldest covered shopping arcades, Winthrop Arcade, built in 1926, has a distinctive mock Tudor façade. The original polished brass shop fronts with stained mahogany doors remain...

04 September 2009

1877 – Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Milan, Italy

Architect: Giuseppe Mengoni Two intersecting streets make a cruciform plan with domed octagon at center. Glass-roofed arcade with shops and cafes – an early formal covered street. The street is covered over by...