Vancouver History: Before and After Part Eight

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

For the eight installment of my Then and Now Vancouver photography series I thought I would change things up a bit. I’m going to be using images from the City of Vancouver Archives but instead of modern day images for the “now” portion of the post, I will be using Google Street Views.

Hornby @ Robson Back of the Court House (now the Vancouver Art Gallery with the 2nd Hotel Vancouver in the background)

ITEM #: CVA 677-7


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Burrard @ Pender – Looking West

ITEM #: CVA 1376-155


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Granville @ Davie – Looking West on Granville

Major Matthews collection – ITEM #: SGN 1069.07


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Main @Hastings – Looking West up Hastings

Photographer: CC. Bradbury – ITEM #: SGN 1535


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Broadway @ Oak Looking South at Oak

W. J. Moore Photo Co. – ITEM #: CVA 453-1


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Stanley Park Causeway Park Entrance

Harry T. Devine – ITEM #: LGN 1048


ITEM #: CVA 1376-121


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Should you have any theme suggestions for the ninth installment of this series, please feel free to drop a comment below.

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  1. Tyler IngramTuesday, October 13th, 2009 — 9:09am PDT

    I wondered what happened to that arch for Stanley Park. I’ve seen its photo creep up here and there around town. Too bad they couldn’t keep it by either expanding it or relocating it.

    Cool use of using the StreetView!

  2. fotoeinsTuesday, October 13th, 2009 — 10:02am PDT

    Hey, Beck. I agree with Tyler; the Google StreetView is a great idea.

    Just a question about the view-direction for Main & Hastings, that looks like a west view along Hastings, because from Main, Hastings runs slightly downhill to Carrall. If true, would the caption then be “west down Hastings”? 🙂

  3. TheQuackTuesday, October 13th, 2009 — 10:02am PDT

    Fun idea, Rebecca! 😀

  4. Miss604Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 — 10:11am PDT

    @fotoeins You’re right, I’ll have to consult my iPhone compass next time 😉

  5. Alan HawkerTuesday, October 13th, 2009 — 2:28pm PDT

    Great stuff!! Love the incorporation of Google Street view.
    Wow, the causeway has changed so much, sadly.

  6. GladysWednesday, October 14th, 2009 — 1:12am PDT

    Hi Rebecca. I’m really enjoying your series and was wondering if you’d consider a theme of educational institutes in Vancouver. From public to private schools and also universities. Might be interesting. Thanks!

  7. greg(arious)Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 — 8:23am PDT

    I KNEW IT!
    The construction at Granville + Dave started in 1912 and it STILL ISN’T FINISHED!

  8. Vancouver History: Winter Scenes » Vancouver Blog Miss 604 by Rebecca BollwittTuesday, December 22nd, 2009 — 1:02pm PST

    […] and think up my latest Then and Now post so if you have any theme suggestions (such as Hotels, Street Views, Apartments, Tourist Spots etc.) I’d love to hear […]

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