Category Archives: Al Ingram

Views of CPR Right of Way: Before and After 1932

Re-Posted February 2018 (First Posted Jan. 2016) I was recently struck (again) by what excellent images these two are of 1930s Vancouver. How exemplary of how I often have thought of the ’30s in this city, and how great an … Continue reading

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NOT a Winning ‘Campaign Promise’!

There is what appears to be a slogan on the wall of the Clowes Building (with my thanks to the comment from ChangingCity below), on Granville Street north of Davie, for Robert Reeds, erstwhile Mayoral candidate in the 1970 civic election. It … Continue reading

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Pre-Expo ’86 Perspective

The man in the image is standing on what will become Skytrain’s elevated concrete guideway near what will be the Main Street/Science World Station. The worker seems to be looking toward the Pacific Central Station (VIA Rail’s local railway station and the long-distance bus terminal). There … Continue reading

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Brutalism on Broadway

I have mentioned this building elsewhere in VAIW, but was prompted to show it again this morning upon seeing that this image hasn’t been identified by CVA. It is Broadway Centre (1974) at 805 West Broadway, a fine example of Brutalist … Continue reading

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CCF-Brill Vancouver Trolley 2341

This trolley is stopped just north of Eaton’s department store (Granville and Robson; the stop is on the east side of Granville) in 1976 ; it is a model T48 (built 1954?) for BC Transit’s fleet of CCF-Brill trolleys.  CCF stood for Canadian … Continue reading

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Oakridge As It Was

This appears to be a sign advertising Oakridge Centre Mall at this location (southwest corner of Cambie and 41st). It was taken in 1970. Woodward’s department store was the initial anchor of the mall when it opened in 1959.

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Eurodog (Before Japadog*)

There is no location or date info supplied for this image. It appears to have been made in front of Commodore Lanes (838 Granville). Without doing much research, I would guess it was taken between 1975-85. *Note: in case you … Continue reading

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