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File AP-0158 - 500 Beatty Street and 1200 West Pender Street, Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver Sun buildings]

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500 Beatty Street and 1200 West Pender Street, Vancouver, B.C. [Vancouver Sun buildings]

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  • Architectural drawing

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  • Sept. 1947 (Authorship)
    Thompson, Berwick, Pratt & Partners
    Drawings attributed to Sharp & Thompson, Berwick, Pratt
  • Nov. 1947, Mar. 1955 (Authorship)
    A.L. Hullah & Co.
  • June 1946 (Authorship)
    John H. Harvey, Architect
  • Nov. 1945 (Authorship)
    C.B.K. Van Norman, Architect

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37 architectural drawings : blueprint, diazotype, and pencil on paper

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File consists of architectural drawings of two buildings for Sun newspapers: alterations to the World Building/Sun Tower at 500 Beatty Street and design of a new printing plant at 1200 West Pender Street. The drawings depict site plans, foundation plans, floor plans, roof plans, elevations, sections, details and schedules. The file includes the following sets of drawings:

Renovations to 500 Beatty Street, 1945-1966: LEG2285.04824 to .04833
Design of 1200 West Pender Street, 1946: LEG2285.04834 to .04860

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See also AP-1449 for subsequent additions and alterations to the Sun Publishing plant at 1200 West Pender

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Access to part of this file is restricted in accordance with FOIPPA legislation. File contains architectural drawings. Researchers wanting to access items LEG2285.04824 to LEG2285.04833 must complete an 'Access to Restricted Records' form and may require permission in writing from the building's owner. Access to items LEG2285.04834 to LEG2285.04860 is not restricted; the building has been demolished. See archivist for details.

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A239, A244, A6235, C6853, B34696

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  • Box: 323-03-01
  • Box: 319-15-05
  • Box: 319-15-06
  • Box: 497-20-04
  • Box: 323-01-05