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‘Bailey Bridge’ in Downtown Vancouver, 1944

Updated (First Published August 2015) This photograph shows a 240-foot Bailey Bridge (1 of 2 by Don Coltman; the other image appears below) spanning Georgia Street at Howe Street in 1944. Zooming on the image reveals a sign on the structure … Continue reading

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Handsome Garage

Ah, these were good days; when architects and automotive dealers/mechanics cared enough to make even a garage appear as though it were a work of art! This was one of two Fred Cheeseman garages in Vancouver at this time. This one was … Continue reading

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Unusual Angle on Hotel Vancouver #2

This perspective affords us photographic time travellers an atypical angle on the second (and best, in my opinion) of the Hotels Vancouver (Swales, 1916), of its northern neighbour, the York Hotel (Honeyman & Curtis, 1911) – which was demolished in 1968 … Continue reading

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Robson Square Ice Rink Formerly Public W.C.

If you are a Vancouver resident or have visited the city, you will probably know that these apparently quite handsome public washrooms are no longer here (there are two remaining sets of these relics, neither in the downtown core and … Continue reading

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B. C. Equipment Company

The image above was the site in 1934 of BC Equipment Company, a heavy equipment/machinery dealer from as early as the 19-teens (although they came into their own, it seems, in the 1930s) until 1985, when its remaining assets were … Continue reading

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Roast Chicken: 40 Cents (or “Newsboys Keep Out!”)

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“Gee, Mr. Peabody, Can We Go WayBack to 1974?”

According to Vancouver’s online historical building permit information, this brick structure seems to have been designed by W. T. Whiteway (1) for “Jas. Reid” (the builder/original owner). The structure was built in 1903 and knocked down within a few years of this image being … Continue reading

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