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File AP-0179 - 444 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, B.C. [Black Motors]

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444 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, B.C. [Black Motors]

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  • Architectural drawing

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  • [1963] (Authorship)
    Pine Tree Construction
  • 1962-1963 (Authorship)
    John H. Hansen, Architect
  • [196-?] (Authorship)
    National Construction & Fixture Co.
  • 1948 (Authorship)
    Underhill and Underhill Engineers and Surveyors (Vancouver, B.C.)
  • 1948 (Authorship)
    Dominion Construction Company
  • 1946 (Authorship)
    Standard Oil Company, Engineering Department
  • 1946-[196-?] (Creation)

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58 architectural drawings : blueprint & diazotype

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File consists of architectural drawings of showroom, garage and offices for Black Motors (later, Merchandise Mart Building) at Lots 26 to 40 Blk 45 DL541. The drawings depict a plot plan, foundation plans, floor plans, roof plan, reflected ceiling plan, elevations, sections details and schedules. The file includes the following sets of drawings:

Original construction, 1946-1948: LEG2285.08181 to .08217
Renovations, 1962-1963: LEG2285.08218 to .08237
Display cases, 1963: LEG2285.08238
Interior decor renovations, 1960s?: LEG2285.08239

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Access to this file is not restricted; the structure has been demolished.

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Nos. A292, A313

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  • Cabinet: 998-04-01
  • Cabinet: 320-10-04
  • Cabinet: 320-10-06
  • Cabinet: 320-11-01
  • Cabinet: 323-08-03