Archive of posts tagged "Street Names"

Vancouver History Tidbits: Abbott to Tatlow and Gabriola

Comments 12 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I recently received a new comment on my John Henry Cambie post from last May and I was inspired to look up a few more names, particularly those who have streets named after them. Photo credit: takashi on Flickr Abbott I used to work on Abbott street, which runs from the waters edge in Gastown […]

Vancouver History: Robson is More than a Street

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

“Robson” in Vancouver is synonymous with crowded sidewalks, tour buses, a block of stores that sell nothing but accessories, and a strip of restaurants with waitresses in little black skirts. However there is more history in this town than that when it comes down to the name. Jim Robson: Much more than simply a broadcast […]

Vancouver History: Henry John Cambie

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

While reading I always check out the sidebar where there’s a teaser for the book, the Street Names of Vancouver by Elizabeth Walker. It asks, “Who was Davie? Why do we have a Broadway? What street was named for a Spanish Secretary of State?” and until the other day my previous knowledge of the […]