Forbidden Vancouver showcases and celebrates Vancouver's most awe-inspiring art deco buildings. Art deco was an architectural style popularized in the roaring twenties that continued through the 1930s and 1940s. It was characterized by rich colours, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation. #Vancouver #ArtDeco #Architecture #1920s
The Hollywood Theatre on Kitsilano’s Broadway was built in 1935, at the height of the Great Depression. Very little else was built in the city that year. Designed by Harold Cullerne, the Hollywood is a streamlined concrete Art Deco theatre notable for hieroglyphic decorations on its roof-line, a ticket booth decorated in black and gold tile and colourful neon signage. Before its closure 2011, the Hollywood was the oldest family-owned and operated cinema in Canada. (Photo courtesy of Angus…
The Marine Building is one of Downtown Vancouver's art deco gems. Built in the Marine Building opened in It was the tallest building in the city for nearly a decade. (Photo by Leonard Frank, via Vancouver Archives)
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"A Symphony of Steel and Concrete" ran one headline when the Burrard Bridge was opened by mayor L. Taylor in The bridge is a beautiful example of art deco architecture. (Photo: Bridge Opening, July via Vancouver Archives)
900 block West Georgia Street, Northside, taken from the driveway of the second Hotel Vancouver. From left to right: Georgia Medical-Dental Building, Devonshire Hotel, and Hotel Georgia. Source: City of Vancouver Archives