Archive for the category "history"

Vancouver Heritage House Tour 2015


Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 — 2:44pm PDT
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The Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s 13th annual Heritage House Tour is coming up on Sunday, June 7th. This popular event, that usually sells out, will give participants and exclusive look inside 14 historic Vancouver homes through a self-guided tour. 1928: Queen Charlotte Apartments at 1101 Nicola Street, Vancouver. Archives #Bu N261.1. Vancouver Heritage House Tour From […]

Archive Photo of the Day: Hot Dog Concession at the PNE


Thursday, May 14th, 2015 — 9:14am PDT
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Concession stands and food carts have come a long way at Playland and the PNE but you can always rely on the availability of the classic footlong hot dog. 1953 – Vancouver Archives #CVA 180-7211. Earlier this spring, the Pacific National Exhibition announced the passing of the ‘King of the Midway,’ legendary pitchman and carny, […]

Archive Photo of the Day: Mount Pleasant Streetcar


Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 — 10:14am PDT
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Mount Pleasant, waiting for the street car, 1908. Timms Photographic Co. Photograph shows Westminster Avenue (Main Street) between 8th and 9th Avenues. Source: City of Vancouver Archives #Dist P144.

Archive Photo of the Day: PNE Parade on Hastings


Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 — 1:44pm PDT
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PNE opening day parade along Hastings Street in 1947. A highlight of the 1947 PNE was the first “Old Timers” hockey game ever staged in Canada. It took place at the PNE Forum and featured Fred “Cyclone” Taylor, one of hockey’s all time greats. Source: City of Vancouver Archives #CVA 180-1328.

Archive Photo of the Day: Prospect Point


Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 — 7:14am PDT
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Prospect Point in Stanley Park, 1890. R.H. Trueman and Co. Photo. Source: City of Vancouver Archives #LGN473.

Top 10 Endangered Heritage Sites 2015


Monday, May 4th, 2015 — 2:14pm PDT
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For the 15th year, Heritage Vancouver has release its annual list of the Top 10 Endangered Heritage Sites in Vancouver. From schools and churches to houses to hospitals, these sites are noted for the critical threats facing their existence and their significance to their communities. St Paul’s Hospital 1923. Archives# Bu N251. Top 10 Endangered […]