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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Downtown on time!

The Clock tower of the Vancouver Block on Granville Street, was constructed by Dominic Burns of the Burns Meat family

In 1910 Dominic had the Vancouver Block built on Granville Street. Then he moved into the penthouse upon completion of the building in 1912 and lived there until his death in 1933. The building is recognized by its large clock tower and has incredible historic value with its prominent location (highest point of land in Downtown Vancouver) and being an early example of Edwardian commercial buildings that typified the building boom at the turn of the last century.

The Dials of the clock are 22 feet in diameter, on what was the largest clock in Canada when the building was completed.
A minor earthquake on December 7th, 1918 stopped the clock. Now works in perfect conditions and is one of my favorites buildings Downtown...hope you like it too.

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