Vancouver - Then and Now

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Photos of Vancouver, through history to today, with a particular emphasis on architecture and buildings.

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The Dominion Building: In the Dominion Building at 207 West Hastings opened as Vancouver’s first commercial high-rise, and it’s still functioning as an office building today. It was the tallest building in the British Empire at the time. Commercial Real Estate, Big Ben, Vancouver, Empire, British, Architecture, Building, Travel, Inspiration

The Dominion Building: In 1910, the Dominion Building at 207 West Hastings opened as Vancouver’s first commercial high-rise, and it’s still functioning as an office building today. It was the tallest building in the British Empire at the time.

North side of 400 block West Pender, looking northwest in the rain, December Photographer / Studio: Dominion Photo Co. Photographic Studio, North West, Vancouver, Street View, History, December, Public, Rain, Historia

North side of 400 block West Pender, looking northwest in the rain, December 13, 1947. Photographer / Studio: Dominion Photo Co. Vancouver Public Library Accession Accession Number: 27506

Night on Granville Theatre Row VPL Accession Number: Date: 1951 Photographer / Studio: Artray Content: Night view of Granville Street north from Nelson Street in the rain. Sign also visible for Harrison clothing Granville Street, Rainy City, Downtown Vancouver, Rainy Night, Public, Canada, Photographic Studio, City Streets, City Lights

A rainy night on Granville Street north from Nelson Street circa 1951. Granville Theatre Row.

the film footage was orginally silent black and white footage from the CBC in Vancouver shot in about This area of the city has changed drastically so . Looking Back, Vancouver, Past, Street View, Black And White, History, Architecture, City, Building

Robson and Cambie in circa 1964 and today

the film footage was orginally silent black and white footage from the CBC in Vancouver shot in about 1964. This area of the city has changed drastically so ...

 A view of the old and new Granville Street Bridge in February Granville Street, Old And New, Vancouver, City Photo, Bridge, February, Old Things, Entertaining, History

Happy 60th Granville Street Bridge! A view of the old and new Granville Street Bridge in February 1954.

 A view of the old bridge next to the new one in Granville Street, Vancouver, Bridge, Old Things, Happy Birthday, Canada, History, Architecture, Travel

Happy Birthday Granville Street Bridge! 60 years today! A view of the old bridge next to the new one in 1954.

The Salt Building on False Creek. The Salt Building was responsible for the refinement of raw salt initially processed in San Francisco. Iconic Photos, Historical Pictures, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Craft Beer, West Coast, San Francisco, Salt, Canada

Coming soon: Craft Beer Market, Canada’s largest draft selection on False Creek

Last week I was granted a sneak peek of Craft Beer Market, which is taking shape in the beautiful old Salt Building in the midst of the Olympic Village.Scheduled to open in October, CBM will boast Canada’s largest selection of draft beer, with 140 taps including a planned 55 from B.C.

The Salt Building on southeast False Creek. The Salt Building was responsible for the refinement of raw salt initially processed in San Francisco. Craft Beer Week, Olympic Village, Take Five, Beer Festival, Main Entrance, The Province, Vancouver Island, Beautiful Buildings, Architecture

Coming soon: Craft Beer Market, Canada’s largest draft selection on False Creek

Last week I was granted a sneak peek of Craft Beer Market, which is taking shape in the beautiful old Salt Building in the midst of the Olympic Village.Scheduled to open in October, CBM will boast Canada’s largest selection of draft beer, with 140 taps including a planned 55 from B.C.

For 125 years, Stanley Park has been a beloved leisure and recreation site. The park, named after former governor general Lord Stanley, has drawn millions of visitors. Stanley Park, British Columbia, Vancouver, Lord, History, Celebrities, Happy, Celebs, Lorde

Stanley Park celebrates its 125th birthday

For 125 years, Stanley Park has been a beloved leisure and recreation site. The park, named after former governor general Lord Stanley, has drawn millions of visitors.

The Village on False Creek, formerly the 2010 Athletes Olympic Village, is built on the site of the former West Coast Ship Builders Ltd. The only recognizable feature remaining is the Salt Building. Richmond Vancouver, Vancouver Bc Canada, Olympic Village, World War I, Top Photo, Historical Photos, West Coast, Athletes, Paris Skyline

The Village on False Creek, Vancouver, BC

The Village on False Creek, formerly the 2010 Athletes Olympic Village, is built on the site of the former West Coast Ship Builders Ltd. facility. The only recognizable feature remaining is the Salt Building. The original shipbuilders were J Coughlin & Sons who built ships in World War I. After the war the yard lay dormant until revived by Hamilton Bridge Company who then changed their name to Western Bridge & Steel Fabrication and finally again to West Coast Ship Builders. The top…