Archive of posts tagged "history"

Vancouver History: The Roundhouse

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One walk around Yaletown’s Roundhouse Community Centre and you can see traces of its past. An engine, tracks that lead nowhere, and the giant turntable in the plaza. Once the terminus of the CPR’s transcontinental line, the Roundhouse is almost as old as Yaletown itself. Photo credit: on Flickr Yaletown is named after Yale, […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Moustaches

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It’s always a challenge to come up with a theme for my weekly series. However, being that this month is all about facial hair growth for Movember, I decided to make “moustaches” my focus this week. All of the photos below were taken in Vancouver over the last century and found via the Vancouver Archives. […]

American Presidents and Vancouver

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Over the years a few Presidents of the United States of America have visited Vancouver. Whether it was during the depression or war years or for speaking engagements after their terms. In 130 years the Commander in Chief has been no stranger to our city, although some visits have been few and far-between. American Presidents […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Costumes

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It’s a happy Halloween in Vancouver as I watch robots, Lego men, Sailor Moon, and plenty of pirates walk by this morning. I thought it would be fun to check out what Vancouverites did for this haunting occasion in the past but I was unable to find many results for “Halloween” during my research but […]

The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver

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Checking in on my favourite website this morning I saw a small announcement at the top of the page: “The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver goes to press! Chuck Davis’s final gift to the people of Greater Vancouver, his History of Metropolitan Vancouver, has been completed and will appear in bookstores November 15, 2011.” […]

The West End’s Historic Legg Residence

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With another year comes another battle downtown over a historic property that is slated for demolition to make room for a high-rise. This time around it’s the Legg Residence on Harwood that’s on the chopping block. Listed as one of Heritage Vancouver’s Top 10 Endangered Sites for 2011, it’s one of only three West End […]