Seymour Billiards

CVA 772-19 - [Seymour St. at Nelson St., looking east], 1961.

CVA 772-19 – [Seymour St. at Nelson St., looking east], 1961.

CVA 772-18 - [Seymour St. at Nelson St., looking south], 1961.

CVA 772-18 – Facing north up Seymour from Nelson. 1961.

The first image was taken on Nelson Street from near the back lane between Granville and Seymour streets. The second image was made on Seymour from Nelson Street looking north toward Smithe. The Vancouver (Ford) Motors building (which today houses Staples on Seymour) is visible in the deep background (left) if you click on the image for greater magnification. The Dufferin Hotel (right) also still stands, but with a new name – today it’s the Moda Hotel.

The building that housed Seymour Billiards has been gone for several years.

Looking east on Nelson Street from near the back lane between Granville and Seymour streets. 2015. Author's image.

Looking east on Nelson Street from near the back lane between Granville and Seymour streets. 2015. Author’s image.

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2 Responses to Seymour Billiards

  1. Mathew Englander says:

    The rotating Seymour Billiards sign can briefly be seen in Robert Altman’s film “That Cold Day in the Park” at around the 90-minute mark (17 minutes from the end). Michael Murphy and Sandy Dennis are walking south on Seymour. At the end of the shot they cross the street toward Telesound Recording Studio and Iaci’s Casa Capri.

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