Archive of posts tagged "history"

Places That Matter to Vancouver

February 1st, 2011 @ 11:48am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Heritage Foundation is celebrating Vancouver’s 125th birthday by seeking public assistance in nominating ‘Places that Matter‘. 1937 – The new City Hall superimposed with the first City Council in front of a tent. Archives Item# City P39 Over the next few weeks, the public are asked to submit an address, photo, and description […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Royal Visits

January 26th, 2011 @ 1:10pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

I have been on a bit of a royal kick lately so I thought it would be fitting to profile photos of royal visits to Vancouver in this week’s roundup from the Vancouver Archives. Year: 1912 Subject: Duke of Connaught at the Hastings Park, decorates a boy scout for life saving Vancouver Archives Item#: Duke […]

25 Years of SkyTrain Service

January 25th, 2011 @ 10:11am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday I came across a post on The Buzzer Blog (via Vancouver is Awesome) that featured photos of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s ride on the SkyTrain during Expo 86. It was December 11th, 1985 that SkyTrain took its first run through the tunnels at Waterfront Station and throughout 2011, Translink will be celebrating SkyTrain’s […]

Vancouver History: The Hotel Georgia

January 24th, 2011 @ 10:00am by Rebecca Bollwitt

This morning it was announced that the Rosewood Hotel Georgia will officially open its doors on Saturday May 7th 2011, exactly 84 years to the day that the hotel first opened its doors in 1927. While it has been under construction and major renovations for the last few years, it was still an icon during […]

King George VI in Vancouver

January 19th, 2011 @ 3:45pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

It may just be my English blood, or the fact that I saw a great movie recently, but I have become increasingly interested in the visits of British royalty to Vancouver throughout the last century. May 1939 – King George VI & Queen Elizabeth greeted by Mayor & Mrs. Telford at the C.P.R. Station.Archives Item# […]

Vancouver 125: This Week in History

January 17th, 2011 @ 10:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The anniversary celebrations and events for Vancouver’s 125th anniversary will launch tonight in partnership with the PuSh Festival. From now until the end of 2011, the City and various organizations will be hosting events, workshops, exhibits and more to showcase 125 years of Vancouver. My weekly history series will remain but have a “Vancouver 125” […]

Vancouver History: Maxine’s

January 13th, 2011 @ 9:16am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last summer Maxine’s Hideaway in the West End closed its doors to make room for a 21-storey apartment building that will be going in at Davie and Bidwell. While many recently knew it as a restaurant lounge (as Balthazar) or a cabaret, the small structure’s past has a big story to tell. Photo credit: Photocat62 […]