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Art Grice fonds
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Art Grice fonds

  • AM1536
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1973

The fonds consists of Grice's photographs of interiors and exteriors of Vancouver buildings, focussing on architectural features of various buildings.

Grice, Art

Beatty Street Drill Hall (armoury), facade

Item is a photograph of the Beatty Street facade of the Beatty Street Drill Hall (armoury) (620 Beatty Street), taken from the intersection of Beatty Street and Dunsmuir Street, looking southwest. Photo shows the building's parapet roof, the cannon and tanks parked outside, and a stretch of Beatty Street.

Beatty Street Drill Hall (armoury), interior hall

Item is a photograph of the interior of the two story main hall of the Beatty Street Drill Hall (armoury) (620 Beatty Street), taken from the hall floor, showing some vehicles, windows, and observation balconies.

Birks Building and Vancouver Block

Item is a photograph of the whole northwest facade of Birks Building (700 Granville Street), Scott's Cafe (722 Granville Street), Roselawn Florist (724 Granville Street), and Vancouver Block (736 Granville Street) on Granville Street, taken from W. Georgia Street across the Pacific Centre plaza. A billboard advertisement for Peoples Credit Jewellers, an information sign for the Pacific Centre mall, a city bus, and the Birks clock are additionally visible.

Byrnes Block [Herman Block] on Maple Tree Square

Item is a photograph of Byrnes Block on Maple Tree Square at the irregular corner of Water Street and Carrall Street, looking down Water Street on the right. The shops seen in the block are Bootlegger (2 Water Street), Guenter's Delicatessen (203 Carrall Street), and Square One clothing (207 Carrall Street).

C.P.R. [Canadian Pacific Railway] Station (Waterfront Station), interior concourse

Item is a photograph of the concourse of the third C.P.R. Station (601 West Cordova Street), also known as Waterfront Station, located at Granville Street and Cordova Street. The length of the room, mostly empty, is visible, revealing a police officer and travellers sitting on benches at either end of the room. Detail of architectural features can be seen, including columns and capitals, decor, mouldings, a wall clock, and the coffered ceiling. Travelers sit at the waiting benches.

C.P.R. [Canadian Pacific Railway] Station (Waterfront Station), interior concourse wall

Item is a photograph of one of the ends of the concourse of the third C.P.R. Station (601 West Cordova Street), also known as Waterfront Station, located at Granville Street and Cordova Street. Detail of architectural features can be seen, including columns and capitals, decor, mouldings, the wall clock, and the coffered ceiling. Travelers sit at the waiting benches.

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce building, Hastings Street and Granville Street

Item is a photograph of the north corner of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce building (640 W. Hastings Street), at the intersection of Granville Street and W. Hastings Street. The view is from the opposite corner across the intersection looking southwest on Granville Street. The Rogers Building (470 Granville Street) can be seen behind it, and the clock tower of Vancouver Block (736 Granville Street) is visible in the background.

Century House, 432 Richards Street, exterior

Item is a photograph of the Richards Street facade of Century House (432 Richards Street). The building houses the Uno Langmann Antique and Art Gallery, and the adjacent building houses the All Nations Stamp and Coin Shop (434 Richards Street).

Century House, 432 Richards Street, interior offices

Item is a photograph of the interior of Century House (432 Richards Street). The photograph shows the inside of the Uno Langmann Antique and Art Gallery, including interior partial walls that form offices, ceiling detail, hanging lights, clocks, and other antiques.

Century House, 432 Richards Street, interior staircase

Item is a photograph of the interior of Century House (432 Richards Street). The photograph shows the entry hall with chandelier, marble staircase, and part of the Uno Langmann Antique and Art Gallery, with clocks and paintings.

Convent of the Sacred Heart, facade

Item is a photograph of the front facade of the Convent of the Sacred Heart (3851 W. 29th Avenue), viewed from the street, past several large trees and a stone wall and gate in front of the school.

Convent of the Sacred Heart, stone wall

Item is a photograph of the Convent of the Sacred Heart (3851 W. 29th Avenue) from the intersection of W. 29th Avenue and Wallace Street, looking northeast. The photograph shows detail of the stone wall around the school and one of the secondary gates, as well as a part of the south face of the building.

Court House and Hotel Vancouver reflected in Toronto Dominion Bank Tower

Item is a photograph of the Provincial Court House building (750 Hornby Street) and Hotel Vancouver (900 W Georgia Street) reflected in the windows of the Toronto Dominion Bank tower (700 W. Georgia Street). The south facade of the Court House, a side view of the main entrance and plaza, the south facade of the Hotel Vancouver, and several other unidentified buildings are visible in the reflection.

Dominion Building, Cambie Street and Hastings Street

Item is a photograph of the Dominion Building (207 W. Hastings Street), taken from diagonally across the W. Hastings Street and Cambie Street intersection. The building houses Shores Credit Jewellers, Jackson's Beefhouse restaurant and the Toronto Dominion Bank.

Holland Block and 300 block Water Street

Item is a photograph of Holland Block at the intersection of Water Street and Cordova Street, looking east primarily down Water Street. The building houses the Pharaoh's Retreat nightclub (264 Water Street) on the ground floor and signage reading "Design Art interior & indu[strial]" is in the window on the second floor. The Woodwards W sign is visible in the background down Cordova Street.

Holy Rosary Cathedral, 646 Richards Street, aisle

Item is a photograph of the inside of the Holy Rosary Cathedral (646 Richards Street). The photograph is taken from the left aisle near the rear of the church; a side alter at the left transept is visible at the end of the aisle, the columns and vaulted ceiling are well detailed, the pulpit can be seen to the right of the apse, and portions of the stained glass windows are visible on the aisle side of the church.

Holy Rosary Cathedral, 646 Richards Street, pulpit

Item is a photograph of the pulpit and cathedra in the apse of the Holy Rosary Cathedral (646 Richards Street). The vaulted ceiling of the apse and some of the stained glass are visible, as is the detailed carving of the pulpit and wooden altarpiece.

Holy Rosary Cathedral, 646 Richards Stret, aisle and nave

Item is a photograph of the inside of the Holy Rosary Cathedral (646 Richards Street). The photograph is taken from the left aisle near the rear of the church; a side alter at the left transept is visible at the end of the aisle, the columns and vaulted ceiling are well detailed, the pulpit can be seen near part of the apse, a section of pews in the nave and the stained glass windows on the opposite side of the church can also be seen.

Horne Building and Springer-Van Bramer [Brinsmead] Building, Cordova Street and Cambie Street

Item is a photograph of the Springer-Van Bramer block (also called Springer-Van Braemer block, the Brinsmead Building, and the Masonic Temple building, 301 W. Cordova Street) and the adjacent J.W. Horne Block (315 - 321 W. Cordova Street) taken from an upper floor on Cambie Street [most likely of the Dominion Building], looking down onto the blocks.

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