From the closure of Littlewoods and Woolworths to more dramatic changes like the development of Liverpool ONE, parts of the city are now unrecognisable.
Liverpool’s city center has changed in many ways over the years as trends change and business comes and goes.
Photos from the ECHO archive show what these stores used to look like
Although the stores shown here have unfortunately closed their doors in the meantime, some of the buildings in which they were located have hardly changed in appearance since their construction.
These old photos show some of the stores that were once located in Bold Street, Church Street, Lord Street and Whitechapel.
But can you remember what the city center used to look like?
Put your knowledge to the test by trying our downtown quiz below.
Do you think you could recognize the stores they call home today?
We searched the ECHO archives to find a number of photos from past years.