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The Shop at Sich’s Corner

Sich’s Corner was the name of an early Vancouver tobacconist’s shop located on the southwest corner of Cambie at Cordova. The person who named it and for whom it was named remained at the corner and, indeed, in Vancouver, for … Continue reading

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J. C. Rowley: Painter, Decorator and (Gasp!) Debt Absconder

  John Capper Rowley (1844-1941) was a real character (and a ‘bounder’) who was a resident in Vancouver during its pioneering period! Born in Staffordshire, England, he was the son of a coach shop owner. He began a lifetime of … Continue reading

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