On this day in history (September 2nd, 1927) Jonathan Rogers sold his namesake “Rogers Building” at the corner of Pender and Granville for $1 million to General F. A. ‘One Arm’ Sutton. At the time, it was the biggest real estate transaction in the city’s history. [source] Rogers was among Vancouver’s earliest pioneers and in […]
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Celebrate! Stanley Park is coming up this weekend in honour of the 125th anniversary of the iconic public park on the edge of the city. “Lord Stanley threw his arms to the heavens, as though embracing within them the whole of one thousand acres of primeval forest, and dedicated it ‘to the use and enjoyment […]
The street we know as Kingsway today connected New Westminster to Vancouver as far back as 1860 (before Vancouver was a city). Following the wagon road built by the Royal Engineers between the Colony of British Columbia in New Westminster and the area near Granville Townsite, it has stayed pretty true to its original path […]
Granville Street is often the focus of historic Vancouver photo features, with its neon lights on theatre row and ever-changing retail landscape. However, it’s just as fascinating to take a look back at some of downtown’s other key business districts, such as Robson Street. For the popular social media “Throwback Thursday” theme today, the Robson […]
The Vancouver Public Library and City of Vancouver Archives host collections of images that have been catalogued including works from Major Matthews (found of the Vancouver Archives), Leonard Frank, W.J. Moore, Philip Timms, and dozens of others. The library has one of these collections for King Studio: 1933: Imperial Oil service station. VPL Number: 70726. […]