Archives Photos of the Day: Granville Island

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It was on this day in history (1868) that the second Earl Granville was named Secretary of the Colonies. Granville Townsite (Gastown), Granville Street, Granville Island. have all been named after him. It’s a nice tie-in to today’s collection of photos from the archives, which all feature Granville Island. At this time of year it’s just as alive as in the summer with holiday gift shoppers visiting local artisans, dinner essentials getting hand-picked in the market, and holiday plays bringing audience to theatres to laugh and be inspired.

(Left) 1954 – Aerial view over Granville Island. Archives #CVA 228-400. (Right) 1939 – View of False Creek from the Burrard Bridge. Archives #CVA 260-1017.

(Left) 1920s – False Creek, B.C.E.R. Company, Kitsilano Trestle, Leslie Coal Company Limited.
VPL Number: 8141. Photographer: Leonard Frank.
(Right) 1917 – Industrial Island (Granville Island) looking north east towards West End. VPL Number: 20406.
Photographer: Dominion Photo Co.

(Left) 1918 – Schaake Co. Ltd. Machinery – Engineers & Machinists. VPL Number: 20430. (Middle) 1918 – Pacific White Lead Co. Ltd. – Granville Island. VPL Number 20463. Photographer: Dominion Photo Co.
(Right) 1916 – Wallace Foundry Company. VPL Number: 86884. Photographer: Jack Cash.

(Left) 1916 – Looking East at False Creek and Granville Island. VPL Number: 20026.
(Right) 1920 – Looking Northwest. VPL Number: 20807. Photographer: Dominion Photo Co.

(Left) 1949 – Arrow Transfer warehouse no.4, Granville Island. VPL Number: 81039. Photographer: Artray (Right) 1962 – Clay’s Wharf. VPL Number: 85762. Photographer: Stanley Triggs.

(Left) 1954 – Old and new Granville Street Bridge. VPL Number: 39838. Photographer: Province Newspaper. (Right) 1953) View of downtown streets, new Granville Bridge under construction, old Granville Bridge, Granville Island. VPL Number: 82372Y. Photographer: Artray.

Visit the Vancouver Public Library or the Vancouver City Archives for more historical photographs.

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  1. nulnMonday, December 10th, 2012 — 1:44pm PST

    Funny thing, Vancouver is the only city I know that consistently looks nicer today than in the old days.

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