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Window display of W.H. Walsh Grocer

Item is a photograph showing an exterior view of the grocery store window display and entrance doors. Displayed out front on the street are crates of apples and a sign for "Made in British Columbia Week"; advertisements for Malkin's tea, mince meat and a "boy wanted" sign are also visible. The business was located at 1200 Seymour Street, at the corner of Seymour and Davie.

Exterior view of W.H. Walsh Grocer

Item is a photograph showing an exterior view of the W.H. Walsh Grocer building and employees standing in front with four horse-pulled delivery wagons. A residence and parts of other houses are also shown. The business was located at 1200 Seymour Street, at the corner of Seymour and Davie.

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.

Gastown Street Scenes: Water Street and Maple Tree Square

Item is a set of negatives of street photography scenes in Gastown. The identified areas are Maple Tree Square and the section of Water Street immediately adjacent to it. 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 frame 11.

Buses and Vancouver Block outside the Eaton’s Building

Item part is a photograph of the bus stop with buses on Granville Street taken from the open area at the eastern corner of the Eaton’s Building. Scott’s Restaurant (and Cafe), Roselawn Florists, and Vancouver Block (736 Granville Street) are visible across Granville Street past the buses. The rounded eastern corner of the Eaton’s Building is visible on the right edge of the photograph.

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).

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.

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).

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.

Maple Tree Square looking south at Carrall Street

Item part is a photograph from Maple Tree Square looking at the Carrall Street entrance to the square. The photograph features the Galerie Allen (213 Carroll Street), the entrance to Gaoler’s Mews, several unidentified establishments, and traffic and pedestrians in the square.

Maple Tree Square looking south at Carrall Street

Item part is a photograph from Maple Tree Square looking at the Carrall Street entrance to the square. The photograph features the Galerie Allen (213 Carroll Street), the entrance to Gaoler’s Mews, several unidentified establishments, and traffic and pedestrians in the square.

Sidewalk flower display

Item part is a photograph of a sidewalk flower display outside of an unidentified shop on Robson Street near Bute Street.

Elderly couple

Item part is a photograph of an elderly couple on the sidewalk outside of an unidentified shop on Robson Street near Bute Street.

Robson Street sidewalk and storefronts, just north of Bute

Item part is a photograph of the sidewalk along Robson Street just northeast of Bute Street. Signage and storefronts are visible for several local businesses: Robson Foods Market (1204 Robson Street), Dun-Rite Cleaners (1208 Robson Street), Daily Food Store (1212 Robson Street), and the La Côte d'Azur restaurant (1216 Robson Street).

Intersection of Robson Street and Bute Street

Item part is a photograph of the intersection of Robson Street and Bute Street, looking northwest. Visible on the right is the Blue Horizon Hotel (1225 Robson Street), and on the left is the Sheraton Landmark hotel (1400 Robson Street), under construction.

The Dory Shop and The Esquire Shop

Item part is a photograph of the storefronts of The Dory Shop (1150a Robson Street) and The Esquire Shop (1150b Robson Street), with parked vehicles and shoppers looking in the front window. The photograph was taken from the other side of Robson Street.

Noah's Ark aquarium and pet shop

Item part is a photograph of the front window of Noah's Ark aquarium and pet shop (1144 Robson Street) with parked vehicles and shoppers looking in the front window. The photograph was taken from the other side of Robson Street.

Robson Plaza

Item part is a photograph of the sidewalk, signage, and partial storefronts outside of Robson Plaza, on Robson Street, looking southeast. Signs and storefronts are visible for News Hour (1139b Robson Street), Equinox Gallery (1139a Robson Street), Robson Fine Art Print Centre (1137 Robson Street), and Ichophos (1135 Robson Street).

Sidewalk outside Robson Plaza

Item part is a photograph of the sidewalk, signage, and partial storefronts outside of Robson Plaza, on Robson Street, looking southeast. Signs and storefronts are visible for News Hour (1139b Robson Street), Equinox Gallery (1139a Robson Street), Robson Fine Art Print Centre (1137 Robson Street), Ichophos (1135 Robson Street), Swiss Herbal Remedies (1127 Robson Street), TeePee Sporting Goods Ltd. (1115 Robson Street), and New York Barber Shop (1111 Robson Street).

Sheraton Landmark hotel under construction

Item part is a photograph of the Sheraton Landmark hotel under construction, from Robson Street, looking northwest. Some storefront and signage of local businesses are visible along Robson Street in the foreground. Nelmar Cafe (1190 Robson Street), Robson Foods Market (1204 Robson Street), Dun-Rite Cleaners (1208 Robson Street), and Daily Food Store (1212 Robson Street) are along the street to the left. On the right is the entrance for the Blue Horizon hotel (1225 Robson Street).

Robson Street sidewalk and storefronts

Item part is a photograph of a sidewalk on Robson Street between Burrard Street and Thurlow Street, looking northwest. Identified establishments with storefronts or signage in the photograph are C.E.B.A. Export and Import (1053-67 Robson Street), Old Country Bakery (1064 Robson Street), The Danish Tea Room Ltd. (1068 Robson Street), Pussycat Fashion Centre (1070 Robson Street), Robson's Fabrics (1075 Robson Street), Freybe Delicatessen (1085 Robson Street), Downtown Travel Centre (1099 Robson Street), and The Traveller restaurant and steak house (1101 Robson Street).

Robson Street sidewalk and storefronts

Item part is a photograph of a sidewalk on Robson Street between Burrard Street and Thurlow Street, looking northwest. Identified establishments with storefronts or signage in the photograph are C.E.B.A. Export and Import (1053-67 Robson Street), Old Country Bakery (1064 Robson Street), The Danish Tea Room Ltd. (1068 Robson Street), Pussycat Fashion Centre (1070 Robson Street), Robson's Fabrics (1075 Robson Street), Freybe Delicatessen (1085 Robson Street), Downtown Travel Centre (1099 Robson Street), and The Traveller restaurant and steak house (1101 Robson Street).

Robson Street reflected in storefront window

Item part is a photograph of a section of Robson Street business reflected in the window of an unidentified establishment. Visible in the reflection are Happy Feet Shoe and Repair (1028 Robson Street), Robson Florist (1032 Robson Street), and Persian House of Jewels (1034 Robson Street).

European News & Import House and parked cars across Robson Street

Item part is a photograph of the sidewalk, awnings, entrance, and front window displays of the European News & Import House store (1044 Robson Street) with cars parked in front, taken from across Robson Street. "Scandinavian News Centre" is written on the awning.

Model cars in storefront window

Item part is a photograph of shelves of toy cars viewed through the front window of the Robson News and Import Store (1051 Robson Street).

Storefronts and sidewalk on Robson Street

Item part is a photograph of storefront and signs on Robson Street, near Thurlow looking southeast. Storefronts and signs are visible for Ten 89 Hair Styling (1089 Robson Street), Freybe's Delicatessen (1085 Robson Street), Robson Fabrics (1075 Robson Street), C.E.B.A. Import and Exports (1053-67 Robson Street), and White Spot (1025 Robson Street).

Olympia Oyster and Fish Co.

Item part is a photograph of storefronts on Robson Street focusing on Olympia Oyster and Fish Market (1094 Robson Street.) The edge of Phil's Sportswear and New Method Cleaners (1092 Robson Street) is visible on the left, and Shopper's Drug Mart (1098 Robson Street) is visible on the right.

Northwest on Robson Street near Burrard Street

Item part is a photograph of Robson Street roughly between Burrard Street and Thurlow Street. Pictured establishments include White Spot (1025 Robson Street), the Old Cheese Shoppe (1041 Robson Street), European News and Import House (1044 Robson Street), and Schnitzel House (1060 Robson Street), with the Sheraton Landmark and the Blue Horizon hotels visible in the background.

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