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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.

Water Street from the intersection of Carroll Street and Alexander Street

Item part is a photograph from Maple Tree Square with a view west down Water Street from the intersection of Carroll Street and Alexander Street Some pedestrians walk through the square while others are congregating around a Greyhound bus. The identified establishments in the photograph are The Quest (Quest Team Three design projects Ltd., 1 Alexander Street), The International Gold Scale (121 Carrall Street), Lickety Split, and the partial signage of the Old Spaghetti Factory is visible further along Water Street The statue of Gassy Jack is visible at the far right.

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.

Pedestrians walking through Maple Tree Square outside the Hotel Europe

Item part is a photograph of pedestrians crossing through Maple Tree Square. The view is of the Hotel Europe (43 Powell Street, at Alexander) and looking at the Powell Street entrance to the square. Other identified establishments in the photo are Fulano imports (4 Powell Street), the Savoy Cabaret (6 Powell Street), and The Boiler Room.

Cars driving through Maple Tree Square outside the Hotel Europe

Item part is a photograph of automobiles driving through Maple Tree Square. The view is of the Hotel Europe (43 Powell Street, at Alexander) and looking at the Powell Street entrance to the square. Other identified establishments in the photo are Fulano imports (4 Powell Street), the Savoy Cabaret (6 Powell Street), and The Boiler Room.

Customer queue outside the Old Spaghetti Factory

Item part is a photograph of a queue outside of the Old Spaghetti Factory location in Gastown (53 Water Street), taken from the sidewalk near the east corner of the building. Includes the front sidewalk, the awning leading to the entrance on the side of the building, and part of the parking lot. The signage for Trident Imports Ltd. (57 Water Street) is visible in the background.

Customer queue outside the Old Spaghetti Factory

Item part is a photograph of a queue outside of the Old Spaghetti Factory location in Gastown (53 Water Street), taken from the sidewalk near the east corner of the building. Includes some of the front facade and the awning leading to the entrance on the side of the building. The signage for Trident Imports Ltd. (57 Water Street) is visible in the background.

Customer queue outside the Old Spaghetti Factory

Item part is a photograph of a queue outside of the Old Spaghetti Factory location in Gastown (53 Water Street), taken from across the street. Includes street view of automobiles and the front facade.

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.

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).

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.

Toronto Dominion Bank tower and Birks Building from W. Georgia Street

Item part is a photograph of the Birks Building (700 Granville Street) and Birks Clock, the Toronto Dominion Bank tower (700 W. Georgia Street), and the Hudson's Bay Company building (674 Granville Street) on W. Georgia Street from the sidewalk on W. Georgia Street outside the Hudson's Bay Company building.

Toronto Dominion Bank tower and Birks Building from W. Georgia Street

Item part is a photograph of the Toronto Dominion Bank tower (700 W. Georgia Street), the Birks Building (700 Granville Street) and clock, and W. Georgia Street from the sidewalk on W. Georgia Street outside the Hudson's Bay Company building (674 Granville Street). The facade of the Hudson's Bay Company building is visible at the far right.

Southwest down Granville from sidewalk outside Pacific Centre plaza

Item part is a photograph southwest down Granville Street from the sidewalk outside of the Pacific Centre plaza near the intersection of Granville Street and W. Georgia Street. The visible storefronts include Scott's Cafe (722 Granville Street), Roselawn Florist (724 Granville Street), Vancouver Block (736 Granville Street), and the Eaton's Building (701 Granville Street).

Scott's Restaurant, Roselawn Florist, and Vancouver Block

Item part is a photograph of storefronts along Granville Street from the Pacific Centre plaza near the intersection of Granville Street and W. Georgia Street. The visible storefronts include Scott's Cafe (722 Granville Street), Roselawn Florist (724 Granville Street), and Vancouver Block (736 Granville Street).

Crosswalk on W. Georgia Street across Howe Street

Item part is a photograph of a crosswalk on W. Georgia Street across Howe Street. The Toronto Dominion Bank tower (700 W. Georgia Street) and the Hudson's Bay Company building (674 Granville Street) are visible in the photograph.

Toronto Dominion Bank tower, down W. Georgia Street

Item part is a photograph down W. Georgia Street of the Toronto Dominion Bank (700 W. Georgia Street) building from outside the Christ Church Cathedral (690 Burrard Street) near the corner of Burrard Street and W. Georgia Street. Parts of the facades of the Christ Church Cathedral and the Medical-Dental Building (925 W. Georgia Street) are visible at left, the Hotel Vancouver (900 W. Georgia Street) is visible at 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.

Toronto Dominion Bank tower from the Provincial Court House plaza

Item part is a photograph of the Toronto Dominion Bank tower (700 W. Georgia Street) from across the mosaic fountain outside the Provincial Court House building (750 Hornby Street) and Howe Street. Visible in the background on the right is a part of the clock tower of Vancouver Block (736 Granville Street) and the Eaton's Building (701 Granville Street); on the far left is the Hudson's Bay Company building (674 Granville Street).

Toronto Dominion Bank tower across the mosaic fountain

Item part is a photograph of the Toronto Dominion Bank tower (700 W. Georgia Street) from across the mosaic fountain outside the Provincial Court House building (750 Hornby Street) and Howe Street. Visible in the background on the right is a part of the clock tower of Vancouver Block (736 Granville Street) and the Eaton's Building (701 Granville Street); on the far left is the Hudson's Bay Company building (674 Granville Street).

Toronto Dominion Bank tower from Granville Street

Item part is a whole building photograph of the Toronto Dominion Bank tower (700 W. Georgia Street) from Granville Street, looking southwest. The eastern corner of the Eaton's Building (701 Granville Street) at Pacific Centre plaza is visible to the left of the tower.

Carrall Street from Maple Tree Square

Item part is a photograph of a section of Carrall Street on Maple Tree Square. The awning for Guenter's Delicatessen (203 Carrall Street) is visible on the right, the entrance to Gaoler's Mews and the storefront for Galerie Allen (213 Carroll Street) are in the centre.

Water Street from Maple Tree Square

Item part is a photograph of Water Street looking west from Maple Tree Square. Storefronts and signage belonging to Bootlegger (2 Water Street) and The Garage shops (12 Water Street) are visible on the south side of the street (left), and Brother Jon's Restaurant (1 Water Street), Gastown Wax Museum (21 Water Street), Kego Club (21 Water Street), and Old Spaghetti Factory (53 Water Street) are visible on the north side of the street (right).

Powell Street from Maple Tree Square

Item part is a photograph of a set of storefronts along Powell Street taken from Maple Tree Square. The identified establishments in the photograph are: Fox & Fluevog (2 Powell Street), Fulano imports (4 Powell Street), Gassy's Joint (6 Powell Street), and The Boiler Room (8 Powell Street).

Water Street scene

Item part is a photograph of Water Street looking west from the sidewalk outside of Brother Jon's Restaurant (1 Water Street). On the other side of Water Street the storefronts and signage for The Garage shops (12 Water Street), Oceanic Coast Plus imports (26 Water Street), Town Pump restaurant and cabaret (66 Water Street), and the Dominion Hotel (210 Abbot Street) are visible.

Carrall Street from Water Street and Maple Tree Square

Item part is a photograph of Carrall Street from the north sidewalk of Water Street where Water Street joins Maple Tree Square. Visible on the other side of Water Street is Bootlegger (2 Water Street), and further down Carrall Street the awning for Guenter's Delicatessen (203 Carrall Street) can be seen.

Maple Tree Square looking east from Water Street

Item part is a photograph of Maple Tree Square, looking east from the north sidewalk of Water Street. On the right the signage and awning of The Quest (Quest Team Three design projects Ltd., 1 Alexander Street) is visible. Across the square is Hotel Europe (43 Powell Street, at Alexander). On the left the identified establishments are Gassy's Joint (6 Powell Street) and The Boiler Room (8 Powell Street).

Water Street scene, looking west

Item part is a photograph of a sidewalk on Water Street looking west down Water Street. On the right the part of the facade and awnings of Brother Jon's Restaurant (1 Water Street), signage for the Gastown Wax Museum (21 Water Street), and the building of the Old Spaghetti Factory (53 Water Street) are visible along the sidewalk. Across the street, in the left of the photo, signage for the Town Pump restaurant and cabaret (66 Water Street) and the Dominion Hotel (210 Abbot Street) are visible.

Entrance to shops at The Garage

Item part is a photograph of the entrance to the collection of shops at The Garage (12 Water Street). On the left is Graphic House printers, on the right is Chocolate Factory candy, and in the centre background is the Serenite Restaurant.

Customer queue outside the Old Spaghetti Factory

Item part is a photograph of a queue outside of the Old Spaghetti Factory location in Gastown (53 Water Street), taken from the sidewalk near the east corner of the building. Includes some of the front facade and the awning leading to the entrance on the side of the building. The signage for Trident Imports Ltd. (57 Water Street) is visible in the background and the Town Pump restaurant and cabaret (66 Water Street) is visible on the left.

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