This Week in History: 1889 — A classic Victorian hotel goes up downtown
The Province
There was boundless optimism in Vancouver in 1889, when the city was only three years old and was expanding at an explosive rate. So Joseph Couture thought it was a good time to build a new, “first-class” hotel at Howe and Dunsmuir streets. It was

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