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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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 615 Seymour Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3K4, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
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
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); Meet You Under the Clock (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); BC Permanent Building (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); 326 West Pender Street (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Power Block (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Here Stood Hamilton (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vancouver.
 
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)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 711 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 23, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2, 3, 4. submitted on April 24, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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