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57-178 : West End

 This is the West End of Vancouver from 1957. It seems to be completely free of high-rise buildings. The one tall apartment building in the center/left is the Georgian Towers Apartments, with West Georgia St. just to the left and Alberni St. just to the right of the building. That leaves Robson, Haro and Barclay…

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53-27 : Davie St. Apartments, Vancouver

 This photo features the intersection of Jervis Street and Davie Street in downtown Vancouver. It was taken in 1953. The bridge in the upper-left corner is the Burrard Bridge. Take a look at Vanier Park….in 1953 it was still the Royal Canadian Air Force Supply Depot #7.

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BO-53-41 : Granville Bridge Construction

 This is a cool shot of the construction of the new Granville Street Bridge from 1953. You can still see the old Granville Street Bridge in operation just to the left. Unfortunately, the image is not as crisp as some of the others, but still really interesting.

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55-51 : Coal Harbour Shipping

 This is Coal Harbour in Vancouver from 1955. A cool view of the shipping and rail activity going on in the area. The only tall building in the area is the Marine Building on Burrard Street.

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BO-56-400 : New Post Office Vancouver

 This is a really cool image of downtown Vancouver from 1956 during construction of the new Post Office. When the post office opened in 1958, it was the largest single building in Vancouver and was the world’s largest welded steel structure which incorporated state-of-the art technology, such as ramps and elevators to move trucks between…

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BO-46-146 : Canadian Pacific Rail Yard

 This is Canadian Pacific Rail Yard in Vancouver from 1946. Located on the north shore of False Creek, the Vancouver Roundhouse was the largest facility of its kind in British Columbia. You also get a fairly good view of Yaletown at the time.

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BO-47-1445 : Downtown Vancouver

 This image is of downtown Vancouver in 1947. You can see St. Paul’s Hospital in the lower-left corner. Looking off to the north-east, you can see the Hotel Vancouver, the Courthouse (now the Vancouver Art Gallery) and the North Shore Mountains. You can even make out the Orpheum, Vogue and Capitol theaters off to the…