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Vancouver Heritage House Tour 2024

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Tour of 8 properties June 1, 2024 during the popular self-guided Vancouver Heritage House Tour in Kerrisdale, Artubus Ridge, and Marpole

Vancouver Icons: Commodore Lanes

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Disclosure: Unpaid, Personal Opinion — I was not paid to write this post or any other. Several businesses have and may be featured in themed posts without review product or any other consideration. They just happened to be worthy of a post about their history. Please review the Policy & Disclosure section for further information.

Vancouver’s Commodore Lanes, Canada’s oldest surviving bowling centre, opened up below Granville Street on September 8, 1930. Since its neon sign has been advertising bowling and billiards in the downtown entertainment district for the last eight decades, I’ve decided it should be this week’s featured Vancouver Icon: 1946 – Theatres and the bowling sign on […]

Vancouver History: L.D. Taylor

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1927 – Leonard Frank Photos. Archives item# CVA 1477-51 66 years ago yesterday Vancouver’s most-elected Mayor, Louis Denison (“L.D.”) Taylor, passed away. Between 1910 and 1934, Taylor served as Mayor eight times, spending 11 years in the city’s top office. Taylor was born in Michigan and lived in Chicago before coming to Vancouver in 1896 […]

Vancouver Heritage Foundation Heritage House Tour 2012

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The Vancouver Heritage Foundation presents their 10th annual Heritage House Tour on Sunday, June 3rd. This one-day self-guided tour leads participants through 10 different houses, a church that has been converted to strata units, Cedar Cottage homes, Shaughnessy mansions, and more. Photo credit: Martin Knowles for Vancouver Heritage Foundation on Flickr Over 18,000 people have […]