Archive of posts tagged "history"

Vancouver History: Before and After Photos Part Two

Comments 10 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last week my Vancouver History: Before and After Photos received such a great response that I’m making this a weekly feature. I started thinking of themes so this week’s series will feature bridges. As with last week, the original images are available through the City of Vancouver Archives. Burrard Bridge 1932 Major Matthews collection 2007 […]

Vancouver History: Before and After Photos

Comments 16 by Rebecca Bollwitt

During my visit to the City of Vancouver Archives I was captivated by their collection of photographs. Tens of thousands of images depict daily life and the making of our City into what we see today. In over 100 years Vancouver has changed dramatically in some areas, and has barely aged in others. This is […]

Vancouver Heritage Buildings – The Mansions

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

When Google launched Cities in 3D I asked readers what their favourite buildings were in Vancouver. Answers included the Marine Building and the Dominion Building, and since that time I’ve wanted to do a roundup of these historical pieces of Vancouver’s past. As there are actually too many to list (unless you read about them […]

BC History: Dunsmuir

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

As we were taking a stroll down Dunsmuir Street in Cumberland this weekend, Keira was filling me in on all of the regional history. I realized that even though I’ve profiled the origins of street names in Vancouver, I have never mentioned Dunsmuir and the family’s impact around the province. Aside from the street traversing […]