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Identification

Post Office Building
The Old Post Office
176956

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Structure in General

monumental hall
existing [completed]
steel
concrete
exposed structure
neo-classicism

Usages

mercantile
commercial office

Facts

  • The historic Atrium clock was built in 1909 by John Smith & Sons, Derby, England and is the largest clock movement in western Canada. The four, 12-foot diameter clocks were restored in 1986.
  • Considered one of the finest examples of neo-Baroque style in Canada.
  • Vancouver's main Post Office from 1910-1958.
  • During its early years the Post Office's landmark clock tower chimed each hour and half hour.
  • Described as Edwardian Baroque style combining English and French architectural influences.
  • Minute hand on clock weighs 92 kgs./202 lbs.
  • It used to take three days for the controlling weights of the clock to completely travel the tower's 69 foot shaft.

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Location

757 West Hastings Street
757 West Hastings Street at Granville, northwest corner
V6C 1A1
Sinclair Centre
Downtown
Vancouver
British Columbia
Canada

Technical Data

141.00 ft
7
1905
1910
1998
$434,000

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1998

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
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