Benjamin Lumb
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WOODWARD'S BUILDING

Occupying two-thirds of a block, the Woodward’s department store at Hastings and Abbott was the beacon of Vancouver’s economic hub for much of the 20th century. Its food floor was especially novel and beloved. As the city’s centre shifted west though, so too did the retail landscape and the company filed for bankruptcy in 1993. Original joist beams recovered from the 2006 demolition create the table top, with a weathered barn board inlay, while rebar concentrically arranged forms the legs.

 Woodward’s Building joist beams (c. 1903), rebar (20mm/15mm), oak (c. 1940)

Woodward’s Building joist beams (c. 1903), rebar (20mm/15mm), oak (c. 1940)

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 The Woodwards department store was a bustling hub of the community and was the heart of Vancouver's retail shopping district. The store was famous for its Christmas window displays and its basement food floor.

The Woodwards department store was a bustling hub of the community and was the heart of Vancouver's retail shopping district. The store was famous for its Christmas window displays and its basement food floor.

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 For inquiries please  contact  the Artist.

For inquiries please contact the Artist.