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City Hall (425 Main Street) - renovations

File consists of architectural drawings created for various renovation projects proposed and completed at "old" City Hall, at the corner of Main and Pender Streets. Drawings are plans, exterior elevations, sections. Many of the drawings were created by Arthur J. Bird, Building Inspector / City Architects (head of the Building Department).

Projects documented include expansion of the Treasurer's office, and addition of the Annex to the south of the original building.

Vancouver (B.C.). Building Department

Indian village and museum, Stanley Park

File consists of drawings depicting various buildings designed for an "Indian village" or "Indian museum" to be located in the Lumberman's Arch area of Stanley Park. Five of the drawings are of buildings designed by Henry E.C. Carrey for the Arts, Historical and Scientific Association of British Columbia, who came up with the original idea for a collection of buildings to represent a model First Nations village. When the project failed to garner funding, the Association handed the project off to the Parks Board.

Two later drawings by Parks Board Superintendent A.S. Wooton are for a smaller, single building referred to as an "Indian museum" proposed for the same site.

Carry, Henry E.C.

Great Northern Railway warehouse

Item is a portion of a map showing the Great Northern and Canadian National railway stations and surrounding buildings. Annotations are one of the Great Northern warehouses and adjacent buildings outlined in ink.

Great Northern Railway freight house

Item is an architectural drawing of Fred Townley's design for a freight house for the Vancouver, Victoria & Eastern Railway Company. The drawing includes a general floor plan of the freight house, and a more detailed floor plan of a portion of the building.

Fred L. Townley, Architect

Urban transportation : [excerpt]

Item is a segment of a video which consists of interviews representing various opinions on the 1970 report on the Greater Vancouver Area Rapid Transit Study and its recommendations. Those participating in interviews in this segment include Dr. Julius Kane, professor at the University of British Columbia and Allan Kelly, Chairman of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. It is also possible that some of the voice-overs are those of Derrick Mallard as he does not appear in the video but is credited in the full version.

In this particular excerpt, Dr. Julius Kane explains why he would rather invest money in increased, toll-free bus services than capital development for rapid transit. Allan Kelly, on the other hand, explains why fees for transit should be paid by users, and why he believes rapid transit may be a good fit for Vancouver. At some points the interviews become voice-overs for video snippets of traffic in Vancouver.

Urban transportation

Item is a a video which consists of interviews representing various opinions on the 1970 report on the Greater Vancouver Area Rapid Transit Study and its recommendations. Those participating in interviews in this segment include Dr. Julius Kane, Department of Animal and Resource Ecology, University of British Columbia; Allan Kelly, Chairman of the Greater Vancouver Regional District; and Dennis O. Gorman of the Greater Vancouver Regional Planning Board. It is also possible that some of the voiceover responses to questions are those of Derrick Mallard (founder of the Society for Promoting Environmental Conservation) as he does not appear in the video but is credited on the slate.

In this video, Dr. Julius Kane expresses disappointment with the findings of the transit study report, and over the course of his interview explains why he would rather invest money in increased, toll-free bus service than capital development for rapid transit. Allan Kelly, on the other hand, explains what is meant by "rapid transit," why fees for transit should be paid by users, and why he believes rapid transit may be a good fit for Vancouver. Dennis Gordman is interviewed six months after the release of the report, and comments on how the perspective of the Greater Vancouver Regional Planning Board has changed in that time, and how the Board is approaching rapid transit in the Greater Vancouver Regional District.

Large trees on West Nicola Street

Item is a photograph showing large trees on West Nicola Street outside of the Canadian Indemnity building at 1477 West Pender Street. Photograph was taken after the exterior of the building was steam cleaned in 1975.

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