The brothers got together and formed the real estate company the Rand Brothers. In 1885 Rand moved to the city of Granville - which was incorporated as Vancouver the next year - and recognized that there was a great future in store for this city and the province of British Columbia.
Not too far from the Rand House, on Nicola Street this time, is the Number 6 Firehall.
Bird was the City Architect and he was also responsible for the addition on the south side.
Interesting lawn decorations on the Nicola Street entrance.
In 1988 Henry Hawthorn Architects rehabilitated the building so that it could continue to serve the community with grace and beauty.
It's funny. When I took this photo I never noticed the horseshoe at the top of the door!
I did however take the time to notice this plaque.
I made certain to get a photo of this and post it here to remind us that the job of a firefighter is not an easy one nor is it guaranteed to be safe. Whenever a fire breaks out we expect these men and women to come to our rescue and to save our possessions and maybe even our lives. To any fire fighter who is reading this I would like to say thank you.
I hope you find the beauty around you.
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