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Vancouver Now & Then: First Baptist Church in 1912 and 2020

Soon a 60-storey high-rise will tower above the little church
First Baptist Church
The First Baptist Church in downtown Vancouver on Burrard Street, now and then.

More than a century separates these two photographs, and the First Baptist Church at 969 Burrard St looks as good as it ever did.

Soon a 60-storey megatower will rise above it, right where the Hobbit House used to be.

First Baptist Church
The First Baptist Church in downtown Vancouver on Burrard Street, now and then. 1912 image from the City of Vancouver Archives/2020 image by John Bentley

John Bentley is an architectural photographer who has photographed the inside and outside of thousands of buildings around Vancouver. Using images from the Vancouver Archives he offers a glimpse of the past and present on his site Vancouver Now & Then