Vancouver History: Before and After – Apartments 2

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I am currently traveling to Switzerland on a media trip although I’ve come to a halt at Heathrow in London. My first flight to Geneva has been canceled due to weather (or as the pilot said “wind so fast it’s bound to turn your umbrella inside out.”)

As such, I thought it would be a good time to prepare a blog post since I’m currently 9 hours ahead of Vancouver and likely to pass out upon arrival in my Swiss hotel. I’m not sure when I’ll wake up or what day it might be but please enjoy this next installment of the “Then and Now” photo series.

Davie at Thurlow

Photographer: WJ Moore, Item #: Bu N324


10th at Hemlock

Photographer: WJ Moore, Item #: Bu N252


Tudor Manor, 1311 Beach Avenue

Photographer: Stuart Thomson, Item #: CVA 99-4913


Cambie at West 23rd

Photographer: Jack Lindsay, Item #: CVA 1184-1939


Sources: The older images are courtesy of the City of Vancouver Archives and the 2009 images have been screen-captured from Google Street Views.

This is my second “apartment” theme but if you have any suggestions for a future “Then and Now” series please feel free to drop me a comment.

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  1. Mary HenricksenWednesday, November 18th, 2009 — 9:05am PST

    I have a photo from the early 1920’s of my grandfather, who was then City Engineer for the City of Point Grey, before amalgamation. He is standing proudly beside one of his new lamp standards. No one in the family knows where the photo was taken, except that it’s somewhere on the west side. I would love to figure out where it is … although I bet all the houses in the shot are now gone.

  2. Mom604Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 — 12:54pm PST

    I remember driving past the Tudor Manor with my partents when I was very young, admiring it and thinking I would love to live there one day!
    ps: Glad to hear that you have arrived safely in Switzerland

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