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Byrnes Block

  • 2 Water St. Map It
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Updated 05/04/2012

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George Byrnes constructed Vancouver's oldest brick building on the site of Gassy Jack Deighton's second saloon after the 1886 Great Fire, which wiped out most of the fledgling settlement of Vancouver. It now houses shops and offices, but for a while this two-story building was Vancouver's top luxury hotel, the Alhambra Hotel, charging a dollar a night. The site of Deighton's original saloon, east of the Byrnes Block where his statue now stands, is the zero point from which

all Vancouver street addresses start.

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2 Water St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 1A4, Canada

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Updated 05/04/2012


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