I began the Vancouver Icons series over a year ago to occasionally showcase photos of statues, buildings, and landmarks that we see everyday. They’re spotted in locally-filmed television shows and movies, and there are countless photos shared online. A perfect example is today’s feature subject, the Vancouver Public Library’s Central Branch.
Located at 350 West Georgia, the Central Branch is a meeting place, courtyard coffee spot, and hub of community and library activities. The current building opened in 1995 and the library moved over from its previous location at Burrard and Robson, where it had been since 1957. Prior to that, it was at the Carnegie library building on Main and Hastings, since 1903.
Other Vancouver Icons posts include: Victory Square, Digital Orca, The Crab Sculpture, Girl in Wetsuit, The Sun Tower, The Hotel Vancouver, The Gassy Jack Statue, The Marine Building, and The Angel of Victory. Should you have a suggestion for the Vancouver Icons series please feel free to leave a note in the comments. It should be a thing, statue, or place that is very visible and recognizable to the public.