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Celebrating and promoting the history of Vancouver through its architecture. Learn more about one of the city’s most iconic landmarks.

Time travel with us!

This website is a rich resource for exploring one of Vancouver’s iconic landmarks and the story of its conception, construction and timeline, part of the city’s landscape that makes it fascinating and unique.

Discover the history of the Vancouver Block!

The History

Since 1912, the Vancouver Block has been a landmark near the intersection of Granville and Georgia streets.

The Architecture

Topped by a large clock tower, the Edwardian Commercial building is finished with ornamental terracotta.

The Personalities

Learn about the owners, architects and builders of this striking and beloved heritage structure.

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