Vancouver in Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia — Canadas West Coast
City of Vancouver Heritage Building
Architect: George William Grant
Marker series. This marker is included in the Carnegie Libraries marker series.
Location. 49° 16.874′ N, 123° 5.998′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, British Columbia, in Greater Vancouver Regional District. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street and East Hastings Street Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Main Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 2T7, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chinese Freemasons Building (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Old Maple (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); "Gassy Jack" (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Sadie Marks (approx. half a kilometer away); Flack Block (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Dominion Building (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Here Stood Hamilton (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); 64 Pounder Guns (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vancouver.
Regarding Carnegie Library.
Of the approximately 2,500 public libraries funded by Andrew Carnegie, 125 were built in Canada. Most of these, 111, were built in Ontario, but 3 were built in British Columbia: New Westminster, Victoria, and Vancouver.
In 1901, the City of Vancouver received a $50,000 (US) grant to build the library.
Topics. This marker is included in this topic list: Notable Buildings
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