The Smilin' Buddha  Every action has a reaction, and this Hastings Street dive, which in its R days once played host to an unknown Jimi Hendrix, in the late 70s was the centre of Vancouver's explosion of DIY punk culture.

The Smilin' Buddha Every action has a reaction, and this Hastings Street dive, which in its R days once played host to an unknown Jimi Hendrix, in the late was the centre of Vancouver's explosion of DIY punk culture.

Hotel Vancouver 1939

The unfinished third Hotel Vancouver in 1931 – a monument to the Great Depression The empty shell of the hotel would stand over the city for almost a decade. A giant monument to the dire financial plight the depression wrought upon Vancouver.

Lions-Gate-Bridge-1940.

Anniversary of the Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver – Claire from Vancouver

Granville Street neon at night  VPL Accession Number: 43347  Date: 1965  Photographer / Studio: Province Newspaper  Content: Theater Row

Granville Street neon at night VPL Accession Number: 43347 Date: 1965 Photographer / Studio: Province Newspaper Content: Theater Row

1908 – Hamilton & Pender

The domain building was completed in 1910 at 53 m was the first steel building frame in Vancouver and the tallest at the time being of the British empire!

As Vancouver's 125th anniversary approaches, enjoy some amazing photographs from the City of Vancouver archives.

As Vancouver's anniversary approaches, enjoy some amazing photographs from the City of Vancouver archives.

Probably the most stretched then & now comparison we've ever seen. Notice the small villages that stood around English bay, Sunset Beach, and Ambleside park. Thanks to MappingFalseCreek for great images! http://ow.ly/cti5u

Probably the most stretched then & now comparison we've ever seen. Notice the small villages that stood around English bay, Sunset Beach, and Ambleside park. Thanks to Mapping False Creek for great images.

Granville Street 1920s

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Orpheum Theatre sign at night  VPL Accession Number: 80714A  Date: November 5, 1948  Photographer / Studio: Jones, Art  Artray

Orpheum Theatre sign at night VPL Accession Number: Date: November 1948 Photographer / Studio: Jones, Art Artray

The Story of Dunbar: Voices of A Vancouver Neighbourhood

The Story of Dunbar: Voices of A Vancouver Neighbourhood

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