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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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, 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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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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