Shoppers, Voyeurs and Loiterers: Vancouver in Color - 1953-1969 - Flashbak
Fred Herzog chose Kodachrome "to show the world the way it is". His photos of Vancouver are sublime.
Bank of Hamilton, North Van - 1910/2010
This building sits on the lower part of Lonsdale Avenue and is one of my favourite heritage buildings on the North Shore. Lots sure has changed around this building since the top photo was taken, but there are some really nice heritage buildings still left in this part of North Vancouver, near this old beauty, but this one definitely stands out.
History - North Vancouver - North Vancouver Museum and Archives
North Vancouver History highlights! Learn about the history and development of the community through our online exhibits and collection.
NW Corner of Howe & Dunsmuir - 1936/2010
So here's a better look at that crazy house that used to stand at the NW corner of Dunsmuir and Howe Streets. I'm not sure when it was torn or if it was torn down for the building presently on the site. But by being situated on a corner in a booming downtown Vancouver, its fate was sealed. Pretty much everything you see in the old photo has been replaced.
5 things you didn’t know about the Sylvia Hotel
1) It started out as an apartment building Now known as a historic hotel, the Sylvia was originally built in 1912 as an apartment building. The original designs were done by Seattle based . . .
Postcard: Dominion Trust Building, c.1910
"Dominion Trust Building, Vancouver, B.C." The Valentine & Sons Publishing Co., Ltd. Montreal and Toronto. Printed in Great Britain. Dominion Building, 207 West Hastings Street (NW corner at Cambie Street) in Vancouver, BC. Built 1908-10. Architects: J.S. Helyer and Son. The Imperial Trust Company promoted this 13-storey office tower as 'an object of pride to every citizen…advertising our city as the most prosperous go ahead commercial city on the continent.' When completed as the…
900 Block of Granville Street - 1967/2009
This is on the east side of Granville Street on what was once know as Theatre Row. The Vogue Theatre, of course, is still with us and is finally getting its sign fixed up. I can't wait to see the result! Next to that, the two little one-story buildings have somehow managed to survive while its neighbours to the left did not. Maybe being on a corner had something to do with its demise. But what replaced it sure isn't anything special. It's not that the demolished buildings were important in…
Lyric Theatre - 1935/2009
This is looking the other way (north) from the other comparison of the Lyric I did. Sadly, everything in this view is gone, which may not be as bad if the Sears building wasn't such a horrible replacement. Here's a better view of the 2nd Hotel Vancouver and its place in the streetscape on Granville Street.
200/300 Block of West Hastings - 1900s/2009
That fabulous old building that stood on the corner of Hamilton & Hastings was torn down in favour of what is there today, a much less grandiose building, which a huge understatement. On that block, there are two smaller buildings that remain but the two large buildings at the far end are no longer. The building that appears behind the bank building in the old photo on the very left appears to be the same building. More streetcars and fashions are in this old photo. The trees on the left…