Archives Photos of the Day: August

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

My last Archives Photos of the Day were a collection of summertime photos found thanks to the Vancouver Archives and Vancouver Public Library‘s online photograph directories. This week, as summer has truly arrived with sunshine and high temperatures, I thought it would be most fitting to focus on the lovely month of August. All of the photos in this post were tagged, taken, and categorized under the word “August” throughout Vancouver history.


August 1891 – Construction of Gastown’s Holland Block. VPL Accession Number: 19846.
Photographer: Leonard Frank.


August 1913 – Construction of the third CPR station. Archives item# CVA 152-1.023.


1914 – An August day at English Bay beach. Archives item# Be P144.2. Photographer: Richard Broadbridge.


August 1914 – Stanley Park. Archives item# CVA 371-2620.


August 1936 – Vancouver Motors (where Staples is now, on Seymour). VPL Accession Number: 33402. Photographer: Leonard Frank.


August 1936- Ruins of the fire at Denman Arena VPL Accession Number: 7896.
Photographer: Stuart Thomson.


August 1964 – Vancouver skyline (can you guess which road this is?) Archives item# CVA 1435-145.


August 1985 – VanDusen Botanical Gardens. Archives item# CVA 1502-2537.

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  1. TylerTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 12:00pm PDT

    That Aug 1964 street photo.. is it Robson?

  2. Robert W. WhiteTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 4:49pm PDT

    The Aug 1964 photo is Definitely Georgia Street – I found out recently that my dad’s step brother used to manage Georgia Towers (the large tower fronting Georgia in the photo) around that time!

  3. Rebecca BollwittTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 4:50pm PDT

    Yep! It’s Georgia (at Bute) looking toward the park.

  4. cherylTuesday, August 9th, 2011 — 5:10pm PDT

    Georgia wow!

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