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The First First

A couple of posts ago, I presented an artist’s sketch by Reginald Blunden of the first permanent structure of First Baptist Church. But I didn’t say very much about that structure, how it came to be, where it was located, nor … Continue reading

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English Bay Theatre

Players When I happened upon the photo shown above in CVA’s collection I said to myself, “That looks like a theatrical company in costume for Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado!” I could find no mention in local newspapers in 1912 for any … Continue reading

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A. J. Davis, Vancouver Painter

The painting above was purchased by my good friend, Wes, at a thrift store, recently. He didn’t know who the artist was nor anything of his story. He just liked the painted rendering of the portrait. A bit of digging online revealed that the painting … Continue reading

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New Vancouver Street Corner History Slideshow

I have just released the latest in my series of “Vancouver Street Corner History” slideshows. This one shows the chateauesque second Vancouver CPR Station (which was exceptionally short-lived: 1898-1914). I hope you enjoy it! Vimeo link here.

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Precursors

Charles Bradbury (1871-1950) is the amateur photographer who made this image. Camera Workers has this to say about him: Originally from Great Britain, Bradbury emigrated to Canada from Borneo. A telegrapher, he photographed throughout the Vancouver region as well as along the … Continue reading

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Marine Reflections 75

These reflections of the Marine Building were made about 75 years apart in a city that  is greatly changed in many ways. There is some comfort, though, in seeing that the building’s exterior is essentially identical. The view on the … Continue reading

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CPR Depot #2

Heraldic Postcard: Vancouver CPR Depot #2. Published by W G MacFarlane. Postage frank 1905 (sent from Portland, OR). Author’s file. This is the second of three CPR depots that have stood in Vancouver over the years. This depot was located on Cordova … Continue reading

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