Here’s a shot of the original mall and its fountain courtyard. Interesting to see the mall redesign reintroduce the inside/outside idea of older malls.
Looking north on Columbia Street in the early 1980s. Con’s now has an extra storey on top and the Ho Ho restaurant sign, long gone, is just visible on the right. The new sidewalks, part of the beautification scheme have been laid but the overhead wires are still in place, and the Ginkgo trees have… Continue reading Pender & Columbia, Chinatown, Vancouver
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Dear family, friends and supporters, Friends of 439 invites you to celebrate new beginnings and the Year of the Horse by joining us, along with members of the Ming Sun Benevolent Society, in re-creating the above photograph. We will take a multi-community, multi-generational photo to honour the building’s 125 years of history, the families and… Continue reading 439 Powell Celebration
Here are a couple of photos way back in 2005 when we were able to explore the Post Office tunnel that runs from Dunsmuir to Cordova Street.
There may have been a special occasion when the photo of the Brunswick Hotel on Hastings was taken since everyone is posing. Here’s a delightful woman in the upper floor window. City of Vancouver Archives photo: CVA 677-5
Looking through some Archive photos today and found a unidentified scene. And way in the background is this lovely vignette of a woman getting into a rowboat. The child is already aboard.
Here’s the Russ House Hotel – today’s Ming Sun Society building seen from across Oppenheimer Park, back then known as the Powell Street Grounds, in the 1890s showing its original form. A really big enlargement pulling the building out of the background.
From Popular Science, 1929
The ‘Vancouver Park’ Dedicated. Vancouver, B. C, September 27th There was a general holiday here to-day on the occasion of opening the public park, a magnificent domain of 1100 acres, in the western part of the city, on the shore of the inlet and gulf. A procession went from the City Hall to the park, where the Mayor of Vancouver, the Provincial… Continue reading Celebrating the Opening of Stanley Park