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Deutschesland Café

City of Vancouver Heritage Building

 

—Architect: Max B. Downing —

 
Deutschesland Café Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 9, 2010
1. Deutschesland Café Marker
Inscription. This unusual building is one of the few surviving Art Deco buildings in downtown Vancouver. Its roofline an exuberant crenelated cornice built in cast concrete and designed in a curvilinear waterfall theme. Downing is best known as the architect of the Art Deco Federal Buildings in Prince Rupert and Powell River. The original owner of this was the nearby Hudson's Bay Company, and it was tenanted by the Deutschesland Café until 1939.
 
Location. 49° 16.969′ N, 123° 6.951′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, British Columbia, in Greater Vancouver Regional District. Marker is on Seymour Street just south of Dunsmuir Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 615 Seymour Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3K4, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Regis Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Randall Building (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Canadian Bank of Commerce Building (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Meet You Under the Clock (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); BC Permanent Building (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); 326 West Pender Street
Deutschesland Café Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 9, 2010
2. Deutschesland Café Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here just to the right of the door.
(approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Power Block (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Here Stood Hamilton (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Vancouver.
 
Also see . . .  About Us. The Gotham's webpage, includes a small bit of history about the building: "... Built in 1933 and designed by architect Max Downing, who also designed other small art deco buildings around British Columbia, the façade of the building features cast concrete art deco ornamentation of stylized flowers across the top. The building was restored in 1996 for Gotham Steakhouse and stands today as a beautiful reminder of Vancouver’s rich history." (Submitted on April 24, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Deutschesland Café building detail - the "exuberant crenelated cornice" image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 9, 2010
3. Deutschesland Café building detail - the "exuberant crenelated cornice"
The Gotham Steakhouse and Cocktail Bar - (formerly the Deutschesland Café) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 9, 2010
4. The Gotham Steakhouse and Cocktail Bar - (formerly the Deutschesland Café)
 
 
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