It was the year 1936 when Huddersfield’s Co-operative was built and May 1937 when it officially opened its doors.
Its chief architect was W.A. Johnson and it was revolutionary in its design for a commercial building of the time.
On opening day, the Examiner said the Co-op gave “the town of Huddersfield a store that is entirely modern in design and equipped on the most up-to-date lines-a store of which the townspeople generally, and co-operators in particular, can be proud.”
The Examiner’s story in May 1973 highlighted the windows as “the most striking feature.
And of the striking facade, not much has changed.
In its early days it remained the Co-op, and other uses have included a radio station, music school and nightclub.
Click below for a peek inside the former Heaven and Hell nightclub
Part of the building is now the Wilkinsons store.
Kirklees Council agreed to buy it in 2007 for £2.1m as it formed part of the plans for the £200m Queensgate Revival, but the economic downturn hit the plans.
The music school moved out and it has remained empty since.