Apart from the historic images of 1926 Chevrolet automobiles, these two advertisements are interesting in illustrating the Begg Motor Company’s move from 937 View Street to its new location, half a block way, at 1250 Quadra Street / 865 Yates Street, in a new building designed for the Begg Motor Company by architect Ralph Berrill. The Begg Motor Company building, built in 1926, is still standing today.
Begg Motor Company started 1926 at 937 View Street as shown by this advertisement from the spring of 1926.
Following the completion of its new building at 1250 Quadra Street / 865 Yates Street in the summer of 1926, Begg Motor Company moved from 937 View Street to its new building at 1250 Quadra Street / 865 Yates Street. Notice the advertisement below, published in the fall of 1926, shows the Begg Motor Company’s new address as 865 Yates Street, which suggests that the entrance to the Begg Motor Company showroom was on Yates Street, where the Starbucks is today, rather than what is now the main entrance to the building at 1250 Quadra Street.
Here is how the building at 1250 Quadra Street / 865 Yates Street appears today. The entrance to the Begg Motor Company showroom in 1926 appears to have been where the Starbucks is located today.
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