Hidden Stories: Orpheum, Vogue and Penthouse

July 28, 2012
Presenter/ Aaron Chapman, Will Woods

Take A Walk On The Wild Side!

Written by Aska Djikia

It was an awkwardly warm but grey Saturday morning when I pulled up on my bike to meet the group of morning walkers after losing my way to Granville St. (for Vancouverites, this is an embarrassing mistake to admit), just in time for the beginning of our walk with Will Woods (Forbidden Vancouver) and Aaron Chapman (historian and musician). We met at the Orpheum Theatre where Will introduced the collaboration between Artists Walking Home (Director Catherine Pulkinghorn had invited Will to join her in providing walks on Granville Street this Summer), Viva! Vancouver and Forbidden Vancouver. Our first course of action was to cross the street for a better vantage point of The Orpheum, which, with its glorious facade on Granville St., is what Will described as the perfect example of penny pinching architecture.

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