Archives Photos of the Day: Surrey

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Today’s historic photo collection comes from the Surrey Archives and features early scenes of our province’s largest city (by area), largest school district, and second largest city (by population). Although Surrey didn’t receive “city” status until 1993, the municipality was formed in 1879.

Left: 1910 – Ocean Park. Archives# 180.4.04
Right: 1958 – Crescent Beach. Archives# 180.2.42.

1926 – “The Finisher” on the Pacific Highway. Archives# 202.15A.

1930s – Whalley’s Corner Service Station. Archives# 180.7.02.

1940s – Aerial view of Cloverdale. Archives# 180.1.76.

1944 – Whalley’s first bank. Archives# 180.7.18.

1960s – Whalley street scene. Archives# 180.7.39C.

Left: 1913 – Old Yale Rd through Green Timbers. Archives# 202.1.03
Right: 1910 – North Bluff Rd. Archives #202.1.04.

1949 – The 8800 block of 144th Street. Archives# 202.1.08.

For reference, you can see what the intersection of 88th and 144th looks like today via Google Street View. I also found a few more photos in the Vancouver Archives and in the Vancouver Public Library.

1936 – Pattullo Bridge construction.
VPL Accession Number: 12345. Photographer: Leonard Frank.

1937 – Charles Brawn & Willys Coupe Automobile on Pattullo Bridge.
VPL Accession Number: 11148. Photographer: Leonard Frank.

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  1. Dani BrownTuesday, September 6th, 2011 — 9:36am PDT

    Rebecca, thanks so much for posting these wonderful photos from the Surrey Archives! I have not seen a couple of them, and the photos from the Vancouver Archives were wonderful also. Thank you for spreading the word about Surrey and its heritage!

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