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File AP-0001 - 674 Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C. [Hudson's Bay Company store]

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674 Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C. [Hudson's Bay Company store]

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  • Variations in title: Property also referred to as 764 Granville Street [West Georgia Street]

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  • 1968 (Authorship)
    Phillips, Barratt, Hillier, Jones and Partners, Engineers (Vancouver, B.C.)
  • 1957, 1968 (Authorship)
    Wade, Stockdill, Armour & Blewitt, Architects
  • 1957 (Authorship)
    Read Jones Christoffersen, Consulting Engineers
  • 1948 (Authorship)
    Moody and Moore
  • 1948-1967 (Authorship)
    Hudson Bay Company. Retail Stores Department
  • 1946 (Authorship)
    Pybus, R.C.
  • [1933] (Authorship)
    Max B. Downing, Architect
  • 1925-1926 (Authorship)
    Horwood and White
  • 1925-1926 (Authorship)
    Commonwealth Construction Company
    Drawings created under previous company name Carter-Halls-Aldinger Engineering
  • 1913 (Authorship)
    Burke, Horwood & White
  • 1906 (Authorship)
    Dalton & Eveleigh, Architects
  • [ca. 1900]-1968 (Creation)

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228 architectural drawings : blueprint and diazotype

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File consists of records documenting application for, and approval of, building permits for the various built components of the Hudson’s Bay company store in the 600-block West Georgia Street and additions along Granville and Seymour streets.

Drawings document the various structures built for the Company on this block, including the original 1893 store, and the additions built in 1906, 1913 and 1925, the 1926 structure that replaced the original 1893 building at the north-east corner of Granville Street and West Georgia, a small free-standing structure built on Seymour Street, and the 1948 extension to the store building along Seymour that replaced it.

Drawings have been assigned the following item numbers:

Renovations to the 1893 building: LEG2285.00001
Design of the 1906 addition (Dalton & Eveleigh): LEG2285.00002 to LEG2285.00006
Design of the 1913 addition (Burke, Horwood and White): LEG2285.00007 to LEG2285.00046
Design of the 1925 addition and 1926 replacement building, architectural set (Horwood and White): LEG2285.00047 to LEG2285.00085
Design of the 1925 addition and 1926 replacement building, concrete design drawings (Horwood and White): LEG2285.00086 to LEG2285.00107
Design of the 1925 addition and 1926 replacement building, schedules of reinforcing (Horwood and White): LEG2285.00108 to LEG2285.00147
Design of temporary work between 1913 addition and 1893 building to prepare for 1926 construction: LEG2285.00148 to LEG2285.00153
General contractor’s project drawings (Carter-Halls-Aldinger): LEG2285.00154 to LEG2285.00158
Drawing of layout of cast-iron gratings on sidewalks along Granville Street: LEG2285.00159
Design of a small commercial building on Seymour in 1933 (Max Downing): LEG2285.00160 to LEG2285.00165
Structural changes to accommodate installation of new escalators in 1946 (R.C. Pybus, Consulting Engineer): LEG2285.00166 to LEWG2285.00169
Extension to store along Seymour street façade, 1948 (Moody and Moore, Architects): LEG2285.00170 to LEG2285.00194
Design of 6th floor cafeteria, 1948 (Moody and Moore, Architects and Hudson's Bay Company Retail Stores Department): LEG2285.00195 to LEG2285.00200
Design of new canopy along West Georgia and Granville facades, 1957 (Wade, Stockdill, Armour & Partners, Architects): LEG2285.00201 to LEG2285.00208
Design of new canopy along West Georgia and Granville facades, 1957 (Read, Jones, Christoffersen, Consulting Engineers): LEG2285.00209 to LEG2285.00211
Proposed layout of groceteria, 1960: LEG2285.00212
Sixth floor executive offices renovations, 1963: LEG2285.00213
Proposed layout 2nd floor sporting goods department, 1967: LEG2285.00214
Alterations to women’s washroom, basement, 1967: LEG2285.00215
Proposed alterations to store [freight elevator], 1967 (Dominion Construction): LEG2285.00216
Renovations 3rd floor to basement, 1968 (Phillips, Barratt, Hillier, Jones and Partners): LEG2285.00217 to LEG2285.00223
Fifth floor commissary, 1968 (Wade, Stockdill, Armour & Blewitt, Architects): LEG2285.00224 to LEG2285.00228

Drawings are floor plans, elevations, sections, detail drawings, reflected ceiling plans, perspective renderings, and reinforced concrete schedules.

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Records have been arranged in the file based on project. Records were previously arranged by roll labelled "a" to "c".

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Access to this file is restricted in accordance with FOIPPA legislation. File contains architectural drawings. Researchers wanting to access this file must complete an 'Access to Restricted Records' form and may require permission in writing from the building's owner. See archivist for details.

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