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Vancouver History: Mabel Ellen Boultbee

March 12th, 2014 @ 12:19pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Converted from apartments in 1929, The Ritz Hotel in Vancouver was located at 1040 West Georgia. Radio station CJOR started there in 1926, before moving out in 1930, and the building was demolished in 1982. [Source: Emporis]. The hotel had another prominent tenant whose name keeps coming up in relation to the property: Mabel Ellen […]

40 Years of Vancouver Whitecaps History

March 8th, 2014 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver Whitecaps FC will enjoy its 40th anniversary this year and even the Heritage Horns at Canada Place, which will sound after every victory this season, are in the mood to celebrate. In case you didn’t know that the Whitecaps were turning 40, or that the club had four decades of history, the following is […]

Heritage Houses “The Dorothies” Get a New Home Base

March 6th, 2014 @ 3:41pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Heritage Foundation has posted on their Facebook page that The Dorothies are getting ready to be moved to a new location. “Ever seen two mirror image heritage homes on stilts? The move is scheduled for March 10th 17th, where the homes will be relocated to a larger lot, restored and become central to […]

Vancouver History: Greenhill Park Explosion

March 5th, 2014 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Sinking of The Greenhill Park is one of my favourite tracks off The Matinee’s latest album We Swore We’d See the Sunrise. It’s a beautiful and haunting song with a very real — and very tragic — event behind its name. An event that took place 69 years ago (tomorrow) in Vancouver’s harbour. March […]

Archive Photo of the Day: Oscar’s Steakhouse in Vancouver

February 28th, 2014 @ 1:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Academy Awards (Oscars) are taking place on Sunday, March 2, 2014 and when I was browsing the City of Vancouver Archives recently, I found the iconic statuette in a most unusual place: perched outside a building on Burrard and Georgia. Zoomed in. May 1955: Photograph by Walter E. Frost. Archives# CVA 447-330 Oscar’s Steakhouse […]