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The Twigg Block - 608 Granville Street

In 1900 five rival architects teamed up to produce an illustrated guide to Vancouver – appropriately title ‘Vancouver of Today Architecturally’. One of the partners was G W Grant, who chose to feature The Twigg Block. 600 more words

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Johnston-Howe Block – West Georgia and Granville (3)

This is the third time we’ve featured this corner, and this time it’s for Rebecca. This image was taken in 1933, when it was 33 years old and known as the Georgia Granville Building, rather than by the names of the developers. 393 more words

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Granville Street - 500 block west side (2)

Here’s the southern half of the 500 block of Granville Street. The picture was taken in 1981 from half-way up the block looking south to Dunsmuir, and really very little change had occurred since this 1905 VPL image. 262 more words

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125 West Pender Street

In 1922 when this image was shot, the building was the Vancouver home of Ames, Holden, McReady, a Montreal based shoe manufacturer. They were an early example of a company created by a financier rather than a family business: two existing family businesses were merged and completely reorganized in 1911. 445 more words

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559 Granville Street

One of these two buildings has completely gone; swallowed by the Pacific Centre Mall. The other retains part of its facade, rather oddly hoisted slightly higher into the air and changed from a store front to what looks like a canopied emergency stair outlet to the street. 907 more words

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Templeton Block - East Hastings and Carrall (3)

By 1941 the Templeton Block was over 50 years old, but was still in a busy part of town, across from the BC Electric headquarters of the streetcar system. 204 more words

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Templeton Block - East Hastings and Carrall (2)

In 1926 this corner was buzzing. In the 25 years since 1901 (when our previous blog image was taken) the city’s population had risen from 29,000 to 200,000. 361 more words

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