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Larwill Park

File consists of photographs showing the area of downtown known as Larwill Park taken from viewpoints along Georgia, Dunsmuir, Cambie and Beatty Streets and shows the bus depot for Pacific Coach Stage Lines and Greyhound Bus Line and surrounding area.

Macdonald's Prescriptions, Helen's Beauty Salon, Air Canada

Item part is a photograph of a group people waiting on the sidewalk outside a set of shops on the ground floor of the Medical-Dental Building (925 W. Georgia Street), taken from across the street. The establishments identified are Macdonald’s Prescriptions Ltd. (929 W. Georgia), Helen’s Beauty Salon Ltd. (925 W. Georgia) and an Air Canada location (905 W. Georgia).

Marine Building, 355 Burrard Street, lobby and elevators

Item is a photograph of the main lobby of the Marine Building (355 Burrard Street) taken from a low angle at the rear of the lobby. The interior of the front door, the lobby clock, the brass elevators, the ceiling, the tile floor, and other architectural features are visible.

Marine Building, 355 Burrard Street, lobby ceiling detail from mezzanine

Item is a photograph of the main lobby of the Marine Building (355 Burrard Street) taken from a mezzanine balcony overlooking the lobby. The photograph details the ceiling, the light fixtures, and the balcony railing, all of which are elaborately decorated, as well as the tile floor in the lobby below.

Merchants Bank Building, Pender Street and Carrall Street

Item is a photograph of the Merchants Bank Building (1 W. Hastings Street), looking west on W. Hastings Street. Honest Joe's discount Bargains is in the ground floor of the building, and Pay-Less Shoes (7 W. Hastings Street), the Beacon Hotel (7 W. Hastings Street), and B.C. Jewellers (11 W. Hastings Street) are in the adjacent buildings along W. Hastings Street. Photograph also shows a portion of Pioneer Place (also known as Pigeon Park).

Old Sailors Home, 500 Alexandra Street

Item is a photograph of the south facade of the Old Sailors Home building (500 Alexander Street). The archway detail, building name, and stained glass above the door are all visible.

Robert Cuthbert photographs

File consists of photographs taken by Cuthbert of streets and buildings in Vancouver's downtown core, the collapse of the Second Narrows Bridge, and exterior views of the former F. Ronald Graham home, 1955-1958, 1967, 1971; as well as photographs collected by Cuthbert including the Burrard Bridge, 1932, group portrait of the Southlands Riding Club for which Cuthbert and his father, Robert G. Cuthbert, were members, 1945, and the the site of his father's veterinary practice at different locations on West 4th Avenue, 1925 - ca. 1964.

Cuthbert, Robert

Robson Street Scenes: Robson Street from Granville Street to Thurlow Street

Item is a set of negatives of street photography scenes along a section of Robson Street in downtown Vancouver. The scenes begin at the intersection of Robson Street and Granville Street and continue northwest up Robson Street to the intersection of Robson Street and Thurlow Street. 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 3A, 12A, and 14A.

Royal Bank Building, 675 West Hastings Street, view south down Granville Street

Item is a photograph of the Royal Bank building (675 W. Hastings Street) taken from near Granville Street and Cordova Street, looking southwest on Granville Street. Along Granville Street beyond the Royal Bank building are the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Building (640 West Hastings Street) and the Rogers Building (470 Granville Street). The clock tower of Vancouver Block (736 Granville Street) can be seen in the background and there is a car park in the foreground.

Sidewalk near 66 Water Street

Item part is a photograph of pedestrians on the sidewalk of Water Street, Gastown, near the Town Pump restaurant and cabaret (66 Water Street). Mind's Eye photographic gallery and bookstore (52 Water Street) is visible in the foreground, and the Dominion Hotel (210 Abbot Street) is visible in the background.

Sun Tower

Item is a photograph of the tower part of Sun Tower (100 W. Pender Street) from the rooftop of an adjacent building.

Sun Tower, exterior [Beatty Street facade] detail

Item is a photograph of architectural details of the upper west facade of the pediment of Sun Tower (100 W. Pender Street) from the rooftop of an adjacent building. The photograph details architectural features of the facade, including the inset windows and caryatids.

Sun Tower, from Beatty Street Armoury

Item is a photograph of the tower of Sun Tower (100 W. Pender Street) from the rooftop of the Beatty Street Armoury (620 Beatty Street). The armoury roof dominates the foreground, and the Woodward's 'W' is visible in the background in the upper left corner.

The Quest, Gassy Jack's Place, and Vancouver Supply Company Ltd.

Item part is a photograph of a street scene at Maple Tree Square, Gastown, looking northeast down Alexander Street The Quest (Quest Team Three design projects Ltd., 1 Alexander Street), Gassy Jack's Place, and Vancouver Supply Company Ltd. (25 Alexander Street) storefronts are visible in the background, with moving pedestrians blurred in the foreground.

Toronto Dominion Bank tower across the Provincial Court House plaza

Item part is a photograph of the Toronto Dominion Bank tower (700 W. Georgia Street) from the plaza area in front of the Provincial Court House building (750 Hornby Street). Visible in the background are the Eaton's Building (701 Granville Street) and the clock tower of Vancouver Block (736 Granville Street).

Toronto Dominion Bank tower across the Provincial Court House plaza

Item part is a photograph of the Toronto Dominion Bank tower (700 W. Georgia Street) from the plaza area in front of the Provincial Court House building (750 Hornby Street). Visible in the background are the Eaton's Building (701 Granville Street) and the clock tower of Vancouver Block (736 Granville Street).

Toronto Dominion Bank tower across the Provincial Court House plaza

Item part is a photograph of the Toronto Dominion Bank tower (700 W. Georgia Street) from the plaza area in front of the Provincial Court House building (750 Hornby Street). Visible in the background are the Eaton's Building (701 Granville Street) and the clock tower of Vancouver Block (736 Granville Street).

Toronto Dominion Bank tower across the mosaic fountain

Item part is a photograph of the Toronto Dominion Bank tower (700 W. Georgia Street) from across the mosaic fountain outside the Provincial Court House building (750 Hornby Street) and Howe Street. Visible in the background on the right is a part of the clock tower of Vancouver Block (736 Granville Street) and the Eaton's Building (701 Granville Street); on the far left is the Hudson's Bay Company building (674 Granville Street).

Toronto Dominion Bank tower and Birks Building from W. Georgia Street

Item part is a photograph of the Toronto Dominion Bank tower (700 W. Georgia Street), the Birks Building (700 Granville Street) and clock, and W. Georgia Street from the sidewalk on W. Georgia Street outside the Hudson's Bay Company building (674 Granville Street). The facade of the Hudson's Bay Company building is visible at the far right.

Toronto Dominion Bank tower and Birks Building from W. Georgia Street

Item part is a photograph of the Birks Building (700 Granville Street) and Birks Clock, the Toronto Dominion Bank tower (700 W. Georgia Street), and the Hudson's Bay Company building (674 Granville Street) on W. Georgia Street from the sidewalk on W. Georgia Street outside the Hudson's Bay Company building.

Toronto Dominion Bank tower and Provincial Court House plaza

Item part is a photograph of the Toronto Dominion Bank tower (700 W. Georgia Street) from the plaza area in front of the Provincial Court House building (750 Hornby Street). Visible in the background are the Eaton's Building (701 Granville Street) and the clock tower of Vancouver Block (736 Granville Street).

Toronto Dominion Bank tower from Granville Street

Item part is a whole building photograph of the Toronto Dominion Bank tower (700 W. Georgia Street) from Granville Street, looking southwest. The eastern corner of the Eaton's Building (701 Granville Street) at Pacific Centre plaza is visible to the left of the tower.

Toronto Dominion Bank tower from the Provincial Court House plaza

Item part is a photograph of the Toronto Dominion Bank tower (700 W. Georgia Street) from across the mosaic fountain outside the Provincial Court House building (750 Hornby Street) and Howe Street. Visible in the background on the right is a part of the clock tower of Vancouver Block (736 Granville Street) and the Eaton's Building (701 Granville Street); on the far left is the Hudson's Bay Company building (674 Granville Street).

Toronto Dominion Bank tower front facade

Item part is a photograph of the Toronto Dominion Bank tower (700 W. Georgia Street) from the Provincial Court House building plaza (750 Hornby Street). Barely visible in the background on the right is the Eaton's Building (701 Granville Street) and on the left is the Hudson's Bay Company building (674 Granville Street).

Trident Imports Ltd.

Item part is a photograph of the storefront windows of Trident Imports Ltd. (57 Water Street) from across the street.

Vancouver Block clock tower and Birks sign

Item is a photograph of the upper floors and clock tower of Vancouver Block (736 Granville Street) taken from Howe Street over the top of the lower portion of the of the Toronto Dominion Bank tower (700 W. Georgia Street). The photograph details the clock face with neon tubing visible (though turned off), as well as the detailed cornices and caryatids that decorate the upper floor and tower. Atop the tower is a large rotating sign for Birks.

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