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11th and Yukon
added December 17, 2020
11th and Yukon
The City Hall area boasts hundreds of these elegant Edwardian homes between Cambie and Main Street. This one, at 11th and Yukon, dates from around 1910

3350 Manitoba
added December 17, 2020
3350 Manitoba
This beautiful old house was built in 1916 and has been well taken care of over the years.  Mr. Ing, who lived there in the 1920s, donated to the City several old photographs of the house and its occupants, giving us a glimpse of life in old Vancouver.  

Edith Cavell Elementary School
added December 17, 2020
Edith Cavell Elementary School
Built in 1920, this Cambie-area elementary school is named after Edith Cavell, a WW I British nurse who was executed by the Germans in 1915. 

2784 W 49th
added December 17, 2020
2784 W 49th
The roofline has changed a little in 80 years, and there's a lot more foliage around. 

Brookhouse Residence
added December 09, 2020
Brookhouse Residence
Built in 1908 and almost demolished in 2013, this Queen Anne style home was recently reduced to its studs and rebuilt with six strata units and a townhouse addition in the rear. According to the developer, it would have been more profitable to demolish the old house and replace it with shiny new condos, but as a resident of the neighbourhood he felt that heritage preservation was important. Score one for the good guys!  

Canadian Bag Company
added December 09, 2020
Canadian Bag Company
In 1929 the Canadian Bag Company occupied 1010 Raymur Street, attracted by the recent creation of False Creek Flats and the rail lines nearby.  in 2012 Low Tide Properties acquired the building, renovated it extensively, and leased it to one of the fastest growing companies in Canada. 

666 Alexander
added December 09, 2020
666 Alexander
In the early 1900s this street in Strathcona was known as Vancouver's red light district. Some of the buildings, such as this one, were expressly built for the purpose of prostitution. Being a stone's throw from the dockyards, business was very good, for a few years anyway. By 1918 most of the madams had left the area for parts unknown. Although much of historic Strathcona is being preserved and protected with heritage-friendly zoning, this area north of Hastings is still at risk of demolition and redevelopment. Trivia: In 1913, William Morrison spent 30 days in jail for playing a piano in 666 Alexander.

Cambie and Cordova
added December 08, 2020
Cambie and Cordova
A street scene from 1899. Some of the buildings are still standing, including the one on the far left. The neighbourhood is slowly becoming gentrified, led as usual by trendy furniture stores and coffee shops.   

5575 Angus Drive
added December 08, 2020
5575 Angus Drive
The home of local businessman and politician William Banfield.

5975 Angus
added December 08, 2020
5975 Angus
This is one of the few Shaughnessy homes I could find that can still be seen from the street. So many others are hidden behind giant hedges and trees. 

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