“lower floors of Haddington Island stone, the upper floors in pressed brick trimmed with ornamental terra-cotta. the main entrance trimmed with Bancroft Cipolino marble, the stairs finished in the same material…” “designed to be as fireproof as possible” The building was equipped with high speed elevators that ran on DC electricity, from the same source… Continue reading Proposed Building for the World Newspaper
North Vancouver once ran a fleet of ferries across Burrard Inlet delivering passengers and cars to the city. On the Vancouver side the vessels jockeyed for space between a variety of vessels to off load their cargo. Foot passengers and cars had to cross the very busy CPR tracks that ran along the south shore, so… Continue reading A Tunnel in Gastown…
Vancouver World November 30, 1910
Doing a quick run through in preparation for Wednesday Back by popular demand! Don’t miss these encore presentations of William J. Moore’s panoramic photographs in a digital blend of Vancouver today and the early 1900s. Wednesday, May 14 7:00pm with John Atkin Wednesday, May 28 7:00pm with Michael Kluckner Tix at the door | Space Centre
From the January 1931 Vancouver Sun and Google Street View
Once you get used to the navigation it’s easy to move through the environments and it’s fun poking around parts of the old Hotel Vancouver and Hogan’s Alley. The spirit of both places has been captured well. Objects that glow are tapped to bring up stories, which in a nice touch, are told by etherial… Continue reading 1948, NFB and Stan Douglas’ New App
Digging through the negs I found this image of the mall looking west through the courtyard.
New apartments await buyers at 45th and Tisdall, just behind Oakridge Mall. At the time, without the Strata-Title Act they were sold as ‘self-owned’ apartments. Tisdall is still oiled gravel and the land to the west has yet to be subdivided.
Outside courtyard. Look at the unified signage for the stores.
Acres of parking and for it’s time, good planning too. Apartment blocks on the west side, low-rise apartments on the southern edge and then duplexes and single family houses to form the neighbourhood. Love the signage.