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[Panorama view of Vancouver looking north from Nelson Street]

Prominent buildings in photograph are: Manhattan Apartments (784 Thurlow Street), Marine Building (355 Burrard Street), Hotel Vancouver (900 West Georgia Street), Provincial Court House (750 Hornby Street); Second Hotel Vancouver (Granville Street), Vancouver Block (736 Granville Street), First Baptist Church (969 Burrard Street) and St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church (1012 Nelson Street).

Georgia Street at Hornby Street

Photograph shows horse-drawn carriages on street, including one for the Badminton Hotel; Christ Church Cathedral; and a building containing both a grocery store (Kyle Grocery) and a picture framing store (Timms Art Emporium), later the site of the Georgia Medical - Dental building, then Cathedral Place.

[View along Granville Street looking south from the waterfront]

  • An attached label reads: "Looking south on Granville Street, during the 'Klondyke Boom,' 1898-9. The Williams stone buildings on the right gives the key to the picture. The Royal Bank and Post office are now on either corner. - Philip Timms."
  • Notes on the back of the photograph contain information regarding the purchase of the photograph by the Hudson's Bay Company.

Hastings Street between Hamilton and Homer Streets

An accompanying label reads: "Hastings St. between Hamilton and Homer St. This block held its own for a number of years, but the march was always westward. Some of the well known names the businessmen are clearly seen -- Fit-Reform, Thompson Stationery, Buscombe, Clubb and Stewart, King Studio, Moore and Clarke and the Arcade. - Timms Photo."

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