The poor old former Louvre Hotel. Today a portion of the building is propped up with steel posts, bolts and plywood because of some careless demolition next door. Let’s hope the building survives this latest threat. The Louvre has a fascinating history which I wrote about 5 years ago. Here’s the link.
There’s a parade finishing up at Hastings and Carrall c.1899 and this wagon features the products of the Royal City Planing Mill. The mill was at the foot of Carrall Street on False Creek and that might be where it’s going as it turns the corner onto Carrall. CVA 677-27
This image appeared on Ebay many months ago and it was described as a Chinatown funeral in Vancouver c.1900, but I couldn’t place the location. But behind the crowd in the window of the corner storefront is a sign for the Opera Resort, this puts it at the south east corner of Carrall and Pender… Continue reading Carrall and Dupont (Pender) Street
As part of the research into the development of Chinatown along Pender Street I’ve been looking at False Creek and its changing shorelines. this quick sketch shows the original and early 1900s shorelines before fill pushed the shoreline out to its present location. When the Great Northern Railway set up its station in 1910 at… Continue reading False Creek in Chinatown
I’ve always been curious about this little building on Carrall Street. I’m writing the text for the Heritage Foundation’s Places that Matter plaques (with Michael Kluckner) and this is one of the selected locations. It’s been interesting to dig into the history and sort it out since the official Statement of Significance for the Louvre… Continue reading The Louvre Hotel and Saloon