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Gastown (Vancouver, B.C.)
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Hotel Europe, 43 Powell Street, front facade

Item is a photograph of the narrow front of Hotel Europe (43 Powell Street) from Maple Tree Square, near Water Street. Sections of Powell Street and Alexander Street are visible to the left and right of the hotel, and the statue of 'Gassy' Jack is visible on the left.

Hotel Europe, 43 Powell Street, front facade

Item is a photograph of the narrow front of Hotel Europe (43 Powell Street) from Maple Tree Square. Sections of Powell Street and Alexander Street are visible to the left and right of the hotel.

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.

One Alexander Street, exterior

Item is a photograph of the building One Alexander Street, taken from Maple Tree Square. The two businesses identified on the ground floor of the building are The Quest (Quest Team Three design projects Ltd., 1 Alexander Street) and the MacDonald Stewart Tobacco Shop (3 Alexander Street). The statue of 'Gassy' Jack is visible in front of the building.

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).

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.

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.

Vancouver - Spectacular by Nature - Japanese version CH 1/2 - English version CH 3/4 [English version CH 3/4]

Item is "Vancouver - Spectacular By Nature;" the last in the series of video post cards; released in 1994. The film features footage of Vancouver and the surrounding area highlighting the activities and attractions available to visitors. The final five minutes of the film features a couple of minutes of archival footage of Vancouver as a way to celebrate and acknowledge its 100 year history. Directed and edited by Mike [Michael] Collier; photography Dave Geddes, Ron Orieux, Bob Rodvik, Tim Sale, John Seale, and Bob Asgeirsson; narrator Art Hives; music Ralph Dyck; technical services Alpha Cine Service and Post Haste Video. Produced by Yaletown Productions Inc. b&w from 00:21:43-00:22:40.

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