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122 East Hastings Street - east wall

Photograph shows the Unit Block of East Hastings Street including signs: for the Dodson Hotel, The Hub, B.C. Collateral Loans and the Hotel Balmoral and Brown Bros. Florists, the Hotel St. James, the Harry Duker Ltd. billboard on the Howard Hotel advertising Coalspur and a sign for the White Lunch

A birds-eye view of the eastern business section of Vancouver, B.C.

Photograph is a sectional panorama photograph consisting of 3 photographs joined together to form a panoarma. The left section shows a sailing ship at Hastings Sawmill, Malkins Wholesale Grocers, the Hotel Europe, Woodwards and other buildings. The center section shows Hastings Street at Abbott Street, Woodwards, the Holden Building, streetcars and pedestrians. The right section shows Pender Street, C.P.R. freight sheds and train and commercial buildings.

C.P.R. Station at Vancouver

Panoramic view showing the second C.P.R. station at the foot of Granville Street and George E. Trorey Manufacturing and other businesses on the corner of Hastings Street

Carrall Street looking north

Photograph shows signs and businesses in the 500 Block including Hing Far Low restaurant (533), Hong Yee Chong and Company Contractors (529) and the Chinese Reform Gazette

Cordova St[reet looking west from Carrall Street] : July 1886 - five weeks after the fire.

Photograph shows businesses being rebuilt after the great fire. Some businesses in the photograph are: Burrard Hotel, Tom Dunn Hardware, Grant & Arkell, Dietz (sp?) Winch, Daily News (on Hastings Street), Sekl's Furniture Store, Dougall House, Tom McDonald (on Pender Street), Mathison the Printer (on Hastings Street), Cosmopolitan Hotel, Mizony's Restaurant, F.W. Hart Furniture, Tilley's (sp?) Book Store and the Telephone Exchange.

Cordova Street [looking west from Carrall Street] : July 1886 - five weeks after the fire.

Photograph shows businesses being rebuilt after the great fire. The names of the businesses are written in pen across the centre of the photograph with a line indicating the building or business. Businesses identified are: Burrard Hotel, Tom Dunn Hardware, Grant & Arkell, Dietz (sp?) Winch, Daily News (on Hastings Street), Sekl's Furniture Store, Dougall House, Tom McDonald (on Pender Street), Mathison the Printer (on Hastings Street), Cosmopolitan Hotel, Mizony's Restaurant, F.W. Hart Furniture, Tilley's (sp?) Book Store and the Telephone Exchange.

Corner of Granville & Pender Sts. Vancouver, B.C.

Photograph shows The Canadian Bank of Commerce, the Canada Life building under construction, G.D. Scott and Co. Real Estate, Purdy's Chocolates, O.B. Allan Jewellers, F.A. Tandoo, C.D. Rand Real Estate, Crown Building and the Delmonico Hotel.

Erection of Court House flagpole

Photograph shows the intersection of Georgia and Hornby Streets, the King Edward VII monument, Westley Methodist Church, Y.M.C.A. building under construction, shops in the 900 block Georgia, Christ Church Cathedral, Glencoe Lodge, and the lion's on the Courthouse steps.

Erection of Court House flagpole

Photograph shows the intersection of Georgia and Hornby Streets, shops in the 900 block Georgia, houses in the 600 block Hornby, the Western Club (951 Dunsmuir) and the King Edward VII monument.

Georgia [Street] and Howe [Street] northeast roof

Photograph shows a Ruddy-Duker Company billboard advertising Turret Cigarettes on the roof of 785 Georgia Street, a billboard advertising Buckinham Cigarettes and Model TV6 Trucks and a sign for Waghorn Gwynn and Company on the roof of the Granville-Georgia Block (709 West Georgia), a tourist's direction and mileage sign at the corner of Granville and Georgia Streets and the Hotel Georgia in the background

Granville Street

Photograph shows the east side of Granville Street from the 800 Block looking north including the Vanvouver Block

Granville [Street] and Robson [Street]

Photograph shows a portion of the easdt side of the 700 and 800 Blocks of Granville Street including the Honey Dew, the Royal Bank of Canada, a United Cigar Store and signs for the Capitol Theatre and the New Orpheum Cafe

Hastings Street

Photograph shows the north side of the intersection of Hastings Street and Main Street including the Dawson Building, Owl Drugs and part of the Union Bank of Canada

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