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Jean Fuller & Don Flynn, Entertainers

UPDATE First Posted: February 2016 There was a nightclub on Seymour Street in the 1930s popularly known by those who went there as “Nigger Jean’s”. The proprietress (a black lady, originally from Texas) was known locally as Jean or Jeannie … Continue reading

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Southern View (Pender at Seymour), 1892

This view of Vancouver as it appeared to early Vancouver photographer, Charles S. Bailey just six years after incorporation as a city has appealed to me since I first clapped eyes on it a couple of years ago. Vancouver may … Continue reading

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Early Tech for “Readin’, ‘Ritin’ and ‘Rithmetic”

Most of the school supplies in this office building are recognizable to me. The 1930s version of the Remington typewriter, of course (with that almost unheard of technology, carbon paper inserted), variations on early document copiers (which I’m tempted to refer to … Continue reading

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Northwest Seymour & Nelson (1920/’26)

These two images were taken by the same photographer (Stuart Thomson), the camera is facing the same direction (northwest), and are of nearly the same locations (Seymour Street at Nelson in the first image; Seymour from a bit south of Nelson in the … Continue reading

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Seymour Billiards

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 … Continue reading

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Rae-Son Shoe Rack?

The image above, made in 1974, is of 615-619 Seymour Street. At the time, the tenants of the building were the Rae-Son Shoe Rack and the Salon George beauty salon. During the years that this art deco structure has been at this site … Continue reading

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St. Regis

For some history on the St. Regis Hotel (W. T. Whiteway, 1912), see here.

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Third CPR Station/Waterfront Station Viewed from Seymour at Hastings

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CPR Depot #2

Heraldic Postcard: Vancouver CPR Depot #2. Published by W G MacFarlane. Postage frank 1905 (sent from Portland, OR). Author’s file. This is the second of three CPR depots that have stood in Vancouver over the years. This depot was located on Cordova … Continue reading

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