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Granville Street Neon Pt. 2 Heritage

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DH Vancouver Staff Mar 18, 2010 7:35 pm


Last week we posted some photos of seedier and older neon signs that will most likely be gone in a few short years as the street continues to go through its transformation. You can see part one of the photo walk here. This week it’s the legendary signage that has become synonymous with Granville Street.

First we have the Yale Hotel, the home of Vancouver’s Jazz and Rhythm and Blues seen. The Yale will be getting  a face lift soon as part of the deal with new condo development next door (still sad to see The Cecil go).


The Commodore Ballroom needs no introduction. What is surprinsing is just how mediocre its neon sign is. Compared to the other signs out there it is very underwhelming.


Its the main showroom for Tom Lee Music Canada. A renovated 6 storey, 75,000 sq ft century old historical building at 929 Granville Street. Definitely a heritage building and sign.

The Orpheum is one of the better venues in Vancouver. The inside is absolutely gorgeous. It is considered one of the three jewels of the city (for theatre and the performing arts) and has been around since 1927. Its great for theatre and for music it kind of depends on the act. Nonetheless you have to go to the Orpheum atleast once in your lifetime.


The Vogue theatre just went through a sign restoration before the Olympics. The theatre has been around since 1941.

Next week we’ll have part three as our look at Granville Street neon continues.

All photos courtesy of Entheos_Fog


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