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Allscreen - Vancouver - reel #3

Film consists of raw footage of scenes of Vancouver used in the video postcard "Vancouver - The World in a City." Including Vancouver street scenes, the downtown area around Burrard Street, and Georgia Street, the Trade and Convention Centre construction site in Coal Harbour, Coal Harbour, the B.C. Ferries seabus, the Gastown neighbourhood, tourists, the steam clock, First Nations artists carving a totem pole, the undeveloped Expo 86 site, and various views of the city of Vancouver. Silent film.

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.

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.

Building density

Item is a map showing building density by floor space ratio for the downtown area bounded by Burrard Street, Robson Street, and Nicola Street in the west and Main Street in the east.

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).

Corner of Powell Street and Carrall Street

Item part is a photograph of a street scene at Maple Tree Square, Gastown, looking east down Powell Street The Europe Hotel (43 Powell Street) is visible in the left background with the signage for The Boiler Room in the centre.

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.

Crosswalk on W. Georgia Street across Howe Street

Item part is a photograph of a crosswalk on W. Georgia Street across Howe Street. The Toronto Dominion Bank tower (700 W. Georgia Street) and the Hudson's Bay Company building (674 Granville Street) are visible in the photograph.

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.

Downtown Street Scenes: Granville, Robson, Burrard, and W. Georgia Streets

Item is a set of negatives of street photography scenes in downtown Vancouver. The scenes were captured roughly along a route beginning at Granville Street and W. Georgia Street, proceeding southwest on Granville Street, northwest onto Robson Street, northeast onto Burrard Street, and finally southeast onto W. Georgia Street to the intersection of W. Georgia Street and Seymour Street. The photograph subjects are everyday street scenes, predominantly storefronts of local businesses, department stores, pedestrians on the sidewalk, and buses. This set contains the raw photographs from the roll the photographer shot in their original order. The associated contact sheet has selection marks for frames 7, 21, and 31.

Downtown Street Scenes: Seymour, W. Georgia, and Granville Streets

Item is a set of negatives of street photography scenes in downtown Vancouver. The scenes were captured in the areas around the Birks Building (700 Granville Street) and the Hudson's Bay Company building (674 Granville St) and immediate surroundings on Seymour Street, W. Georgia Street, and Granville Street. The photograph subjects are rainy day street scenes, predominantly pedestrians on the sidewalk with area businesses in the background. This set contains the raw photographs from the roll the photographer shot in their original order. The associated contact sheet has selection marks for frames 3, 4, and 11.

Downtown Street Scenes: W. Georgia, Robson and Granville Streets

Item is a set of negatives of street photography scenes in downtown Vancouver. The scenes captured are from W. Georgia Street between Seymour Street and Howe Street, Robson Street between Bute Street and Granville Street, and a small part of Granville Street near Robson Street. The photograph subjects are street scenes, predominantly pedestrians on the sidewalk with area businesses in the background. This set contains the raw photographs from the roll the photographer shot in their original order. The associated contact sheet has selection marks for frame 34.

Gastown Street Scenes: Alexander, Water, and Cambie, Streets

Item is a set of negatives of street photography scenes in Gastown. The identified street views begin near Maple Tree Square, at Alexander Street and Water Street, and continue west down Water Street to Cambie Street and then south to the Cambie Street and Cordova Street intersection. The photograph subjects are everyday street scenes, predominantly storefronts of local businesses and pedestrians on the sidewalk. This set contains the raw photographs from the roll the photographer shot in their original order. The associated contact sheet has selection marks for frames 2, 9, 14, and 28.

Guenter's delicatessen

Item part is a photograph of the storefront of Guenter's Delicatessen (203 Carrall Street) from Maple Tree Square, Gastown.

Hotel Vancouver reflected in Toronto Dominion Bank Tower

Item is a photograph of the tops of the Hotel Vancouver (900 W Georgia Street) and Medical-Dental Building (925 W. Georgia Street), south side, reflected in the windows of the Toronto Dominion Bank tower (700 W. Georgia Street). The main part of the Toronto Dominion Bank tower is visible in the upper left.

Houses, Chinatown, exterior detail

Item is a photograph of the details (window, chimney, and gable decoration) of a house viewed through the space between two houses in Chinatown.

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