Hot Dog or Hamburger: 10 Cents

Bu N158.3 - [Man standing outside shallow building at Pender and Carrall Streets], 1936.

Bu N158.3 – [Man standing outside shallow building at Pender and Carrall Streets], 1936.

One could be forgiven for not recognizing this as one of the most popular and well-known spots in Vancouver’s Chinatown. The slimmest building in the city and home to Jack Chow Insurance today, it was in the 1930s, apparently, where a stroller could get a hot dog or hamburger for 10 cents!

Pender at Carrall. Shallowest building in Vancouver - Chinatown. Currently having a facelift. 2015. Author's photo.

Pender at Carrall. Shallowest building in Vancouver – Chinatown. Currently having a facelift. 2015. Author’s photo.

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