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Art Grice fonds Vancouver (B.C.) Stores--Retail Image
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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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.