Percy’s and Flo’s Garage

CVA: Bu P540 - [Interior of Nye's Automobile and Tire Repair shop - 2228 Cambie Street]. Florence Nye is pictured in what appears to be the vulcanizing dept.1920.

CVA: Bu P540 – [Interior of Nye’s Automobile and Tire Repair shop – 2228 Cambie Street]. Florence Nye is pictured in what appears to be the vulcanizing dept.1920.

Nye’s Garage was designed by architects Townley and Matheson and built in 1922 at the corner of 2nd and Cambie for Percival and Florence Nye. The couple. who apparently ran the operation very much as a partnership, lived in an apartment upstairs from the garage. Flo Nye was one of the first vulcanizers (repairing/retreading rubber tires) in Vancouver. In 1933, a single-storey addition was built. Nye’s Garage continued to operate  until 1972. Today the former garage houses Kearney Funeral Services.

CVA 515-29 - Aerial view of False Creek at 2nd Avenue with Cambie Street Bridge and Canadian Western Cooperage sawmill, 197-. Gordon Sayle photo.

CVA 515-29 – Detail/crop of Aerial view of False Creek at 2nd Avenue with Cambie Street Bridge and Canadian Western Cooperage sawmill, 197- , Gordon Sayle photo. The building on the pie-shaped  lot appears to be the former Nye’s Garage,

450 W 2nd Avenue. Kearney Funeral Services (formerly Nye's Garage). 2015. Author's photo.

450 W 2nd Avenue. Kearney Funeral Services (formerly Nye’s Garage). 2015. Author’s photo.

Source:
• Vancouver Historical Plaque on exterior of Kearney Funeral Services.

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