Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Denman Arena Pics



Here's some great pics I found on the Vancouver Archives website of the old Denman Arena in Vancouver's West End. I wrote about it last year; http://nitzyshockeyden.blogspot.com/2009/03/denman-arena-vancouver-pile.html

Above is from 1929, and below is an aerial view from 1940 showing Coal Harbour. Stanley Park is on the left side, while the arena is on the right edge.


The two pics below show the interior of the rink during militaryt drills in 1919. Note the incredibly steep upper deck seating.





Below is a panoramic view looking out into Coal Harbour with the Vancouver Rowing Club on the left side. This still stands to this day and was used as Germany House during the 2010 Olympics.







1 comment:

Dave 2 said...

The 1940 shot... 4 years after the Denman Arena burned to the ground. The "Georgia Auditorium" was next to occupy that corner. Seen here June 9 1959 "For Sale, with or without building" http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/uploads/r/null/9/0/901830/9b85ff17-0f75-4258-943f-803abed60640-A21607.jpg

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