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File MAP 1208 - Drawings of first Vancouver opera house (761 Granville Street)

Vancouver Opera House front elevation Vancouver Opera House half elevation of street front Vancouver Opera House basement plan Vancouver Opera House plan of balcony Vancouver Opera House ground floor plan Vancouver Opera House plan of gallery Vancouver Opera House plan of roof timbers Vancouver Opera House transverse section Vancouver Opera House longitudinal section Vancouver Opera House side elevation Vancouver Opera House section on line A-B Vancouver Opera House section on line C-D CPR Vancouver Opera House balcony plan CPR Vancouver Opera House elevation to Farrell apartment building [south] CPR Vancouver Opera House elevation to hotel [north] CPR Vancouver Opera House ground floor plan CPR Vancouver Opera House longitudinal section CPR Vancouver Opera House sections A-A and B-B CPR Vancouver Opera House Gallery plan, ceiling plan and section CPR Vancouver Opera House transverse section and basement plan CPR Vancouver Opera House trusses for gallery and balcony

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Drawings of first Vancouver opera house (761 Granville Street)

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  • Architectural drawing

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AM1594-MAP 1208

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  • 1890, 1907 (Creation)
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    Canadian Pacific Railway Company

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21 architectural drawings: diazotype

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The Canadian Pacific Railway was originally begun as public work by the Department of Railways and Canals under the terms which had been agreed upon at the time British Columbia joined Confederation. The work was taken over and completed by a private company, the Canadian Pacific Railway company (incorporated February 16, 1881), under the land grant system. W.C. Van Horne became the General Manager of the company on 13 December 1881; under his management the railway line was laid from Montreal across the prairies to Western Canada, the last spike being driven in at Craigellachie on 7 November, 1885. The line was soon extended from its westernmost point, at Port Moody, to Vancouver, the first transcontinental train arriving in Vancouver on 23 May, 1887. Much of the work of surveying for the C.P.R. within Vancouver was conducted under L.A. Hamilton. The C.P.R. played a major role in the development of the city of Vancouver, having influenced politics, land development, shipping and other areas.

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File consists of two distinct sets of architectural drawings depicting the first Vancouver Opera House, located at 761 Granville Street. The first set of drawings, from 1890, appear to relate to the original construction of the building. The 1907 drawings appear to relate to proposed interior renovations.

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This file formerly comprised AM1022. The records were made part of AM1594 as this better reflects the provenance and nature of the records.

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Access to these records is not restricted (building has been demolished).

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  • Box: 699-07-01
  • Box: 494-05-02