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City of Vancouver

Item is a copy of sections of a November 1889 fire insurance map that have been pieced together. Includes the area between Seymour and Dunlevy Streets, from the south shore of the Burrard Inlet to Keefer Street. Map shows Chinatown, part of False Creek, and buildings and their uses (commercial, residential, industrial). The name of the business, business owner, or type of business is noted for most commercial and industrial buildings.

V.J. Day Chinese Dragon Parade

Photograph shows the Chinese School and Lee Buildings and the Sun Tower in the background.
Label on verso of print reads "Chinese Victory Day Celebration / The Dragon Parade / Vancouver, B.C. / August 17, 1945"

[View of East Pender Street]

Photograph also shows buildings and businesses along Pender Street includning the Sun Tower (100 West Pender Street), Ho Inn Restaurant (79 East Pender Street), Cheng Wing Yeong Tong Association (79 1/2 East Pender Street), and Trans National Emporium Importers (89 East Pender Street)

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.

Tom's Grocery storefront and Harry James mural advertisement, Keefer and Main

Item is a photograph of a building at 600 Main Street at the corner of Keefer Street and Main Street. The writing on the window says "Tom's Grocery" and the hanging signage in front of the corner door says "Tsui Kau Grocery". Painted on the north facade of the building is a large mural advertisement for Harry James Real Estate, located at 212 Keefer, two buildings to the left. Part of the doorway to the Sun Sun Rooms (210 Keefer Street) is visible to the left, and the Vanport Hotel (645 Main Street) is visible in the background on Main Street.

[View of the 100 block East Pender Street]

Photograph also shows buildings and businesses along East Pender Street including Bing C. Wong and Associates Accounting and Taxation Services, South Seas Dining Lounge, Yick Fung Tea Room Restaurant (137 East Pender Street), Temple Shop Novelties (123 East Pender Street), Con's Appliance Ltd. (103 East Pender Street), and the Sun Tower (100 West Pender Street)

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