Latest Classifieds in Department Store Nostalgia
Artropolis was a re-occuring survey of British Columbian art that ran roughly every three years between 1987 and 2003. Styling
Letter of Support 2 the VPD
Vancouver Police Department Headquarters
A cheerful letter from a concerned resident. Many letters from…
City of Vancouver Victory Square Policy Plan, July 19, 2005
This plan for the neighbourhood around Victory Square was put forward by the Development Services branch of the City of Vancouver, and adopted by council on July 19, 2005. In it, there are valuable insights into how City officials regarded the neighbourhood around Victory Square. This plan acknowledges its decline and the need to bring businesses back to the neighbourhood, but it also passes judgement on existing businesses for supporting illegal drug activity. This document is at times thought-provoking and compassionate and other times misguided and ignorant.
Woodward’s Store Limited Sun Deck
Two views of the Woodward’s rooftop. One, from the COV collection, of a patio on top of the department store, another, from the market rate building hot tub, shaped as a “W”. Only residents of the market condo building have access to this rooftop leisure centre.
Images from the Woodward’s Catalogue
Through the beginning of the 20th century, the Woodward’s Department Store grew as a catalogue service, transporting goods across Canada
How Vancouver’s Woodward’s could pave the future of dying department stores, October 28, 2017
This article, posted to CBC News, was an oddly timed fluff piece praising the redevelopment of Woodward’s — oddly timed, because it coincided with Westbank’s Fight For Beauty exhibition, which also argued that the Woodward’s redevelopment had a positive revitalizing effect on the neighbourhood, which W.W.A.S. research demonstrates is not true.
Please After A Decade We’d Like To See Action / Please Give Westbank A Chance At Woodwards (poster)
Grasping at straws, eh? Author of this poster and details of its dissemination unknown.
Another from the Pacific Tribune Collection. A protest outside of Woodward’s – the department store as a jilted transition point
Woodward’s Hat Collection
Images from Woodward’s hat collection. There’s no explanation as to why these catalogue images are preserved in the COV archive,
From 1924-1936 Vancouver City Hall was located at the Holden Building, corner Hastings and Carrall. This made Woodward’s a frequent