South Granville’s Mid-Century Office Building

CVA 1399-493 - [Photograph of the Block Building, 2695 Granville St., Vancouver B.C.] 197-?

CVA 1399-493 – [Photograph of the Block Building, 2695 Granville St., Vancouver B.C.] 197-?

The Block Building (CBK Van Norman) stands at the corner of (South) Granville and 11th Ave. It was built in 1965, I believe.

The art work over the main door is a work by Lionel and Patricia Thomas and is called Nature’s Own Geometry.

CVA 1399-490 - [Photograph of the Block Building, 2695 Granville St., Vancouver B.C.] 197-?

CVA 1399-490 – [Photograph of the Block Building, 2695 Granville St., Vancouver B.C.] 197-?

This property was the site, in 1911, where M. P. Cotton Co. collected the sand and gravel necessary for road-making at the newly developing Shaughnessy Heights.

CVA 677-247 - M. P. Cotton Co. Ltd. [engineers and general contractors] - Shaughnessy Heights, Vancouver, B.C. - [construction crew and carts] 1911

CVA 677-247 – M. P. Cotton Co. Ltd. [engineers and general contractors] – Shaughnessy Heights, Vancouver, B.C. – [construction crew and carts] 1911.

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