Vancouver in Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
City of Vancouver, 1886-1986
Erected 1986 by City of Vancouver.
Location. 49° 16.867′ N, 123° 5.575′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, British Columbia, in Greater Vancouver Regional District. Marker is at the intersection of East Hastings Street and Jackson Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Hastings Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 502 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1P8, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carnegie Library (approx. half a kilometer away); Chinese Freemasons Building (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); The Old Maple (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); "Gassy Jack" (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Flack Block (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Dominion Building (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Here Stood Hamilton (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); 64 Pounder Guns (approx. 1.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vancouver.
Also see . . . On how Benny and Sadie met (from the Jack Benny Fan Club FAQ):. Around Passover of 1921, Jack Benny and the Marx Brothers were playing in a Vancouver, British Columbia vaudeville house. Jack was particularly good friends with Zeppo Marx. Zeppo was invited to attend a seder (the ritual Passover dinner) at the house of a local Jewish family named Marks (no relation), at 1649 Nelson Street. It was common for local families of similar ethnic background to host vaudeville performers, especially those with dietary restrictions such as keeping kosher. Zeppo encouraged Jack to accompany him to a wild party, not revealing to Jack that it was actually a family seder.... (Submitted on August 31, 2011.)
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