Central Park Entrance Arch

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These 1912 pillars mark the ceremonial entrance to Burnaby's Central Park, where one of the first stations of the BC Electric Railway, connecting Vancouver with New Westminster, was built. The current Skytrain Expo Line follows the original track.  The park itself was originally a naval reserve source of masts and spars, and was named to honour the wife of one of Vancouver's mayors, who was born in New York City. (1930 Major Matthews image From City of Vancouver Archives).