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Granville Street near Georgia, 1912

West Georgia near Granville, 1912 That’s the first Hotel Vancouver and the Vancouver Block, still under construction, in the background. Source: Photo by C Bradbury, City of Vancouver Archives 1543

Aerial view of north end of Granville Street Bridge and downtown Vancouver, BC, circa-1964. [B.C. Gov't photo]

Aerial view of north end of Granville Street Bridge and downtown Vancouver, BC, [B.

Hotel Vancouver - 1889

The original Hotel Vancouver at the corner of Granville and Georgia, ca. 1900 Source: City of Vancouver Archives

Downtown from the first Hotel Vancouver, circa 1889. This is a slightly later version of the Notman photo that will be for sale; the hotel was at Granville and Georgia, the street is Howe.

In 1889 Montreal photographer William McFarlane Notman went to the top of the Canadian Pacific Railway’s new Hotel Vancouver and took a photo of downtown, looking north.Vancouver was only thr…

Birks building at Granville & Georgia 1946 and the old Birks clock on the corner. Unortunatly  was demolished in 1974.

Birks building at Granville & Georgia 1946 and the old Birks clock on the corner. Unortunatly was demolished in

Lions Gate Bridge 1938  Vancouver's iconic Lions Gate Bridge took nearly two years to build and opened in November of 1938. This photo shows the clamping of the 61 strands of one of the two suspension cables at the south end of the bridge earlier that year.

Lions Gate Bridge 1938 Vancouver's iconic Lions Gate Bridge took nearly two years to build and opened in November of This photo shows the clamping of the 61 strands of one of the two suspension cables at the south end of the bridge earlier that year.

Capitol Theatre, Granville Street, 1934

Capitol Theatre VPL Accession Number: 23587 Date: September 1934 Photographer / Studio: Dominion Photo Co.

February 15, 1939 from City Hall

yesterdaysprint: “ View from City Hall, Vancouver, February 1939 ”

Georgia medical dental bldg & Devonshire hotel, w. Georgia st. 1950's ,sheraton leslie f

Georgia medical dental bldg & Devonshire hotel, w. Georgia st. 1950's ,sheraton leslie f

Northwest corner of Granville and Georgia, Vancouver, January 30 1972, before the construction of Pacific Centre.  Picture by Ernie H Reksten

Northwest corner of Granville and Georgia, Vancouver, January 30 before the construction of Pacific Centre. Picture by Ernie H Reksten

"Hastings Street, looking West, showing the Marine Building"  View looking west into the 800-block of West Hastings Street from the intersection at Howe Street in Vancouver, BC.  The Marine Building, 355 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC. Built 1929-30; extant. Architect: McCarter and Nairne.

"Hastings Street, looking West, showing the Marine Building" View looking west into the 800-block of West Hastings Street from the intersection at Howe Street in Vancouver, BC. The Marine Building, 355 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC. Built 1929-30; extant. Architect: McCarter and Nairne.

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