This was the first fire hall and the last fire hall to have horse drawn wagons. It was built in 1905.
The York Rooms at 259 Powell Street is on the mural. All it says though is that this building, and the one next to it which I am going to show you, were built around 1908.
When this building was built in 1912 it was called the Toronto Apartments. Now, as you can see, it is called The Astoria Hotel and has one of the city's oldest boxing rings in the basement. I've mentioned this before and I intend on getting down there to take photos.
Remember when I wrote on the Ferrera Court? Built in 1912 by Agostino Gabrele Ferrara who was a well known restuaranteur. Jack Benny's wife once lived in this building.
300 Alexander was originally the Victoria & Vancouver Stevedoring Co. This building sits on one of the first addresses in Vancouver to receive water service in 1888.
Wow! I got a lot of entries out of that wall painting and I didn't get to everything. Some buildings are no longer there and some I couldn't get to.
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