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Hotel Georgia

Item is a postcard printed with an image of Hotel Georgia. Caption on back of postcard: "Located in the heart of Vancouver, British Columbia, you will find the warmth and hospitality for which Canada is famous. Modern accommodation, all with a breath-taking view of the city or harbour and mountains. Home of the famous Cavalier Grill and Coffee Garden. Free TV in all rooms. New enclosed parking for 160 cars." The back of the postcard contains personal correspondence addressed to Miss A. Forrest.

Seens [scenes] of Van[couver], Capilano, Stanley Park

Item is a film showing various scenes around Vancouver. The first half of this film documents a Gray Line Tours bus trip through Vancouver and second half contains scenes showing landmarks of Vancouver and surrounding areas. Film contains footage showing: Empress of Japan Figurehead in Stanley Park, U.B.C., Chinatown, Hotel Georgia, Lion's Gate Bridge, Court House, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Capilano Golf and Country Club, Prospect Point, Stanley Park, views of downtown and North Shore Mountains from Little Mountain, City Hall, sailboats in Burrard Inlet, and Swimmers at Kits Beach.

Vancouver footage

Item is a film showing various scenes around Vancouver. Footage shows the Georgia Hotel, the Court House (now Vancouver Art Gallery), a parade in downtown Vancouver, various scenes with automobiles, as well as some candid scenes in rural areas.

Vancouver, May 11/52

Item is a photograph of English Bay and the west side of Downtown Vancouver, looking northeast from somewhere along the south shore of English Bay. The view includes the Hotel Vancouver at the far right, and the beginning of Stanley Park on the far left.

Hotel Vancouver from Howe Street across Court House grounds

Item is a photograph of the southeast facade of the Hotel Vancouver (900 W Georgia Street) from Howe Street near W. Georgia Street, across Howe Street and the Court House grounds. The view includes the Provincial Court House building (750 Hornby Street) on the left, and the Devonshire Hotel (885 W. Georgia Street) and the Dental-Medical building (925 W. Georgia Street) on the right.

Granville street neon at night

Item is a photograph of Granville Street at night, looking southwest down Granville street. In the foreground the neon signage for the Castle Hotel (760 Granville Street) and Palm Ice Cream are clearly visible. The neon signage further down Granville Street is less clear, but the signs for the Capital Theatre (820 Granville Street) and the Orpheum theatre (884 Granville Street) are still distinguishable.

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).

Hotel Vancouver reflected in Toronto Dominion Bank Tower

Item is a photograph of the tops of the Hotel Vancouver (900 W Georgia Street) and Medical-Dental Building (925 W. Georgia Street), south side, reflected in the windows of the Toronto Dominion Bank tower (700 W. Georgia Street). The main part of the Toronto Dominion Bank tower is visible in the upper left.

Court House and Hotel Vancouver reflected in Toronto Dominion Bank Tower

Item is a photograph of the Provincial Court House building (750 Hornby Street) and Hotel Vancouver (900 W Georgia Street) reflected in the windows of the Toronto Dominion Bank tower (700 W. Georgia Street). The south facade of the Court House, a side view of the main entrance and plaza, the south facade of the Hotel Vancouver, and several other unidentified buildings are visible in the reflection.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Water Street sidewalk, Gastown Wax Museum and Design 21

Item part is a photograph of people congregating on the sidewalk outside of the Gastown Wax Museum (21 Water Street) and Design 21 (21 Water Street), the view is looking east down Water Street. The Hotel Europe (43 Powell Street, at Alexander) is visible in the background across Maple Tree Square.

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