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Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.) Signs and signboards With digital objects
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1958 : A year to remember

Item is a film containing highlights of British Columbia's centennial year in Vancouver. Includes shots of an antique car parade, a tall ship at dock, naval vessels, street decorations in Vancouver, Chinese Freemasons parade (with drill team, dragon dance, etc.), a powwow, horse racing at Exhibition Park, PNE parade, and the last of the region's interurban streetcars. Film also includes footage showing the aftermath of the Second Narrows Bridge collapse.

600 block of Granville Street

Item is a photograph showing the 600 block of Granville Street. Retail shops pictured include: Chandler's Shoes, Caroline Beauty Salon, Zellers and R.C. Purdy's Chocolates.

Blue Horizon Hotel

Item part is a photograph of the Blue Horizon Hotel (1225 Robson Street). Also visible in the photograph is a Texaco service station, a Bank of Nova Scotia branch, and the Sheraton Landmark hotel in the background.

Blue Horizon Hotel

Item part is a photograph of the Blue Horizon Hotel (1225 Robson Street). Also visible in the photograph is a Texaco service station, a Bank of Nova Scotia branch, and the Sheraton Landmark hotel in the background.

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.

Buses loading at Pacific Centre plaza

Item part is a photograph of city buses loading at Pacific Centre plaza. The Eaton's Building (701 Granville Street), the Coronet (851 Granville Street), the Capital (820 Granville Street), the Orpheum (884 Granville Street), and a portion of Vancouver Block (736 Granville Street) are visible in the background.

Buses loading at Pacific Centre plaza

Item part is a photograph of city buses loading at Pacific Centre plaza. The Eaton's Building (701 Granville Street), the Coronet (851 Granville Street), the Capital (820 Granville Street), and the Orpheum (884 Granville Street) are visible in the background.

C.E.B.A. Export & Import

Item part is a photograph of sidewalk and storefronts on Robson Street focusing on C.E.B.A. Export & Import (1053-67 Robson Street). Robson Fabrics (1075 Robson Street) and Freybe Delicatessen (1085 Robson Street) are visible further along the street and the Sheraton Landmark hotel is visible in the background.

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.

Carrall Street from Water Street and Maple Tree Square

Item 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.

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.

Corner of Thurlow and Robson Street, looking southeast on Robson Street

Item part is a photograph of a street and sidewalk scene southeast down Robson Street from the intersection of Thurlow Street and Robson Street. Signage and some storefronts are visible for many businesses, identified are: Olympia Oyster & Fish Market (1094 Robson Street), Phil's Sportswear (1092 Robson Street), Pizza Inn (1090 Robson Street), Feinschmecker Delicatessen (1080 Robson Street), Schnitzel House (1060 Robson Street), Continental Gem House (1056 Robson Street), White Spot (1025 Robson Street), and C.E.B.A. Import and Export (1053-67 Robson Street).

Crosswalk across Dunsmuir Street on Seymour Street

Item part is a photograph of a group of pedestrians crossing the crosswalk across Dunsmuir Street on Seymour Street. Identified establishments in the photograph are Grassie-Fairbank’s jewellers (599 Seymour Street), Clark and Stewart stationary printers (550 Seymour Street), and Pacific Office Equipment Ltd. (552 Seymour Street).

Crosswalk across Dunsmuir Street on Seymour Street

Item part is a photograph of a group of pedestrians at the crosswalk at Seymour Street and Dunsmuir Street standing under the awning of Grassie-Fairbank’s jewellers (599 Seymour Street). Other establishments visible in the background are Clark and Stewart stationary printers (550 Seymour Street) and Pacific Office Equipment Ltd. (552 Seymour Street).

Crosswalk across W. Georgia Street on Seymour Street

Item part is a photograph of a group of people on the crosswalk across W. Georgia Street on Seymour Street. The view is looking southwest down Seymour Street and a Laura Secord Candy store (600 W. Georgia Street), the Quadra Club (724 Seymour Street), and a Texaco sign are visible on Seymour Street across the intersection.

Crosswalk at corner of W. Georgia Street and Seymour Street

Item part is a photograph of a group of people waiting to cross the street at the corner of W. Georgia Street and Seymour Street. The view is looking southwest down Seymour Street and a Laura Secord Candy store (600 W. Georgia Street), the Quadra Club (724 Seymour Street), and a Texaco sign are visible on Seymour Street across the intersection.

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.

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.

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 outside the building. Signage for the Gastown Wax Museum (21 Water Street) and the Kego Club (21 Water Street) are visible further down the sidewalk. Across Water Street the storefront of Oceanic Coast Plus imports (26 Water Street) is visible. The Hotel Europe (43 Powell Street, at Alexander) is visible in the background across Maple Tree Square.

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.

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.

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 outside the building. Signage for the Gastown Wax Museum (21 Water Street) and the Kego Club (21 Water Street) are visible further down the sidewalk. The Hotel Europe (43 Powell Street, at Alexander) is visible in the background across Maple Tree Square.

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.

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.

European News and Import House

Item part is a photograph of storefronts on Robson Street focusing on the European News & Import House store (1044 Robson Street) and including a Fresh Egg and Butter Store to the left, and Standard Produce Co. (1052 Robson Street) to the right. "Scandinavian News Centre" is written on the awning.

Freybe Delicatessen and unidentified clothing shop

Item part is a photograph of sidewalk and storefronts on Robson Street with an unidentified clothing shop's front window display visible in the foreground and the Freybe Delicatessen (1085 Robson Street) signage further up the street. The Sheraton Landmark hotel is visible in the background.

Gastown parking area, with Woodard's sign

Item part is a photograph of pedestrians on the sidewalk walking past double arches marking the entrance and exit to a Gastown parking area, a sign indicates "Woodward's parking". John Damer & Son Ltd. signage is visible in the background.

Guenter's delicatessen

Item part is a photograph of the storefront of Guenter's Delicatessen (203 Carrall Street) from Maple Tree Square, Gastown.

Hornby and Robson Street intersection

Item is a photograph of the shops across the intersection of Hornby Street and Robson Street, looking northwest up Robson Street. Signage and storefronts of several businesses are visible: the Toronto Dominion Bank (1000 Robson), Murchie's Tea and Coffee Ltd. (1008 Robson Street), O'Brian Optician and Jewellers (1016 Robson Street), Happy Feet Shoe and Repair (1028 Robson Street), Schnitzel House (1060 Robson Street), and the European News & Import House (1044 Robson Street) on the left, The Card Shop (1001 Robson Street) and White Spot (1025 Robson Street) on the right. The Sheraton Landmark hotel is visible in the background.

Hornby and Robson Street intersection

Item part is a photograph of the shops across the intersection of Hornby Street and Robson Street, looking northwest up Robson Street. Signage and storefronts of several businesses are visible: the Toronto Dominion Bank (1000 Robson), Murchie's Tea and Coffee Ltd. (1008 Robson Street), O'Brian Optician and Jewellers (1016 Robson Street), Happy Feet Shoe and Repair (1028 Robson Street), Schnitzel House (1060 Robson Street), and the European News & Import House (1044 Robson Street) on the left, The Card Shop (1001 Robson Street) and White Spot (1025 Robson Street) on the right. The Sheraton Landmark hotel is visible in the background.

Hornby and Robson Street intersection

Item part is a photograph of the shops across the intersection of Hornby Street and Robson Street, looking northwest up Robson Street. Signage and storefronts of several businesses are visible: the Toronto Dominion Bank (1000 Robson), Murchie's Tea and Coffee Ltd. (1008 Robson Street), O'Brian Optician and Jewellers (1016 Robson Street), Happy Feet Shoe and Repair (1028 Robson Street), Schnitzel House (1060 Robson Street), and the European News & Import House (1044 Robson Street) on the left, The Card Shop (1001 Robson Street) and White Spot (1025 Robson Street) on the right. The Sheraton Landmark hotel and the Blue Horizon hotel are visible in the background.

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.

Intersection of Robson Street and Hornby Street

Item part is a street photograph from the corner of Hornby Street and Robson Street, looking northwest down Robson Street The Bar-B-Q World Famous Delicatessen (904 Robson Street), Modern Design & Mexican Gift Shop (906 Robson Street), and the signage for Rippy's Fine Foods are visible across the intersection. Other retail shops are visible along the street.

Macdonald's Prescriptions, Helen's Beauty Salon, Air Canada

Item part is a photograph of a group people waiting on the sidewalk outside a set of shops on the ground floor of the Medical-Dental Building (925 W. Georgia Street), taken from across the street. The establishments identified are Macdonald’s Prescriptions Ltd. (929 W. Georgia), Helen’s Beauty Salon Ltd. (925 W. Georgia) and an Air Canada location (905 W. Georgia).

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).

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.

Retail shops across the intersection of Hornby Street and Robson Street

Item part is a street photograph from the corner of Hornby Street and Robson Street, looking northwest down Robson Street. The Bar-B-Q World Famous Delicatessen (904 Robson Street), Modern Design & Mexican Gift Shop (906 Robson Street), and the signage for Rippy's Fine Foods are visible across the intersection. Other retail shops are visible along the street, and the Sheraton Landmark hotel is visible in the distance.

Robson Plaza

Item 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).

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).

Robson Plaza from across Robson Street

Item part is a photograph of the storefronts associated with Robson Plaza, taken from the sidewalk on the other side of Robson Street. The storefronts or signage of the following businesses are visible: News Hour (1139b Robson Street), Equinox Gallery (1139a Robson Street), Robson Fine Art Print Centre (1137 Robson Street), Ichophos (1135 Robson Street), La Joilie Madame (1133 Robson Street), Brandt's Tailors (1131 Robson Street), Fashion Originals (1129 Robson Street), Swiss Herbal Remedies (1127 Robson Street), and TeePee Sporting Goods Ltd. (1115 Robson Street).

Robson Street outside The Old Cheese Shoppe

Item part is a photograph of Robson Street sidewalk and storefronts from outside The Old Cheese Shoppe (1041 Robson Street); other identified establishments include Robson's Fabrics (1075 Robson Street), C.E.B.A. Export & Import Co. Ltd. (1053-67 Robson Street) and the Sheraton Landmark hotel in the background.

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