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Vancouver in Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
 

Power Block

City of Vancouver Heritage Building

 

—Architects: N.S. Hoffar, 1888, Townley & Matheson, 1929 —

 
Power Block Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 9, 2010
1. Power Block Marker
Inscription. This rare example of an art deco exterior employing colourful terra cotta with Egyptian overtones was designed by the architects of Vancouver's city hall as part of a 1929 building renovation. The interior structure dates from built in 1888 for Captain William Power, then known as the "Mayor" of North Vancouver's Moodyville. It was expanded and renovated by owner Dominic Burns of the meat-packing family in 1911, the year he also built the nearby 14-storey Vancouver Block with its huge landmark clock.
 
Location. 49° 16.876′ N, 123° 7.212′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, British Columbia, in Greater Vancouver Regional District. Marker is on Granville Street just south of Robson Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 819 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2C9, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Randall Building (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Deutschesland Café (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); B.C. Electric Building (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); St. Regis Hotel (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Canadian Bank of Commerce Building (approx. 0.6 kilometers
Power Block - front entrance decorated with colored terra cotta image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 9, 2010
2. Power Block - front entrance decorated with colored terra cotta
away); Meet You Under the Clock (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); BC Permanent Building (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); 326 West Pender Street (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vancouver.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Power Block - colored terra cotta at roofline image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 9, 2010
3. Power Block - colored terra cotta at roofline
The Power Block image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 9, 2010
4. The Power Block
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 26, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2, 3, 4. submitted on April 27, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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