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First Baptist Church in Disguise?

Update: February 10, 2017 This postcard of mis-identification was presented to me about a year ago as a gift by JMV of Illustrated Vancouver. The image appears to have been made between 1911 (when construction of FBC at Nelson & Burrard was completed) … Continue reading

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Feeling Less-Than-Fresh in THIS Crush?

These crowds were dispersing up Georgia Street from watching the parade for Vancouver’s 60th Anniversary of civic incorporation (our Diamond Jubilee, 1886-1946). Thanks are due to JMV for the detailed comment and links below. As to landmarks, there is a Standard … Continue reading

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Canterbury Coffee Shop

This photo makes me smile. It shows one of my favourite things (a coffee shop) on one of my most frequented walking streets (Burrard) and features a marching band, to boot! The band appears to be on one of the … Continue reading

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An All But Unknown Burrard Street

This is a northward view along Burrard Street from near Melville Street (the street that today is adjacent to the Burrard St. Skytrain Station). The most striking aspect of this image to me is that the only building I recognize … Continue reading

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Burrard & Pender: A Century’s Differences

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Irwinton Apts

This is a crop of a BC Electric photo of Burrard Street looking to the southwest and made in 1914. The Wesley Methodist Church (William Blackmore, 1902) – an ancestor congregation of St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church which would be built a couple decades … Continue reading

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Robsonstrasse

This is the 1000 block of Robson Street (just west of Burrard). A block now full of the mainly American big box shops (e.g., Tommy Hilfiger’s, Levi’s). But this block in the 1970s was known as Robsonstrasse. There are no U.S. big … Continue reading

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Burrard Skytrain Station

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Caretaker’s Cottage

This unusual 1914 image was probably not made to show off the recently completed First Baptist Church (1910, Burke, Horwood, and White architects, of Toronto, who also designed Mt Pleasant Baptist Church a year earlier), but instead to show the power poles … Continue reading

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