Archive of posts tagged "then and now"

The History of Lost Lagoon

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Lost Lagoon, on the edge of the city at the entrance to Stanley Park, is about 100 years old. This captive body of water used to be free-flowing from Coal Harbour, before it was penned in by the Stanley Park Causeway. 1894. Entrance to Stanley Park. Boorne and May Photo. Archives# St Pk P115. How […]

Maple Tree Square in Gastown

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Maple Tree Square sits at one of the most photographed, and most historic, intersections in Vancouver where Water, Powell, Alexander, and Carrall streets meet. It dates back to the time when Vancouver was called Granville Townsite, and when John “Gassy Jack” Deighton opened the area’s first saloon in 1867. Deighton had paddled over from New […]

The Second Hotel Vancouver

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It’s one of Vancouver’s lost landmarks and all that remains are pieces of its opulent interior, which can be found in antique shops or repurposed home decor, occasionally unbeknownst to the homeowner. From 1916 to 1949, the Second Hotel Vancouver stood on West Georgia Street between Howe and Granville. Built in a grand Italianate revival […]

Granville and Robson 1969 Then and Now

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Robson and Granville on May 4, 1969 Photographer: Ernie H. Reksten Archives: #2010-006.097 This image made available by the City of Vancouver Archives. Click here for the large version, to spot stores like House of Christmas, Manly Hat Shop, and Ladies City. This intersection sure has changed over the years. In the 1970s it became […]

Then and Now From Vancouver City Hall

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The view from Vancouver’s City Hall is one of the best around because it captures not only our ever-growing downtown core, but our beautiful mountain and ocean borders. This week’s “Then and Now” collage includes photos that have all been taken from City Hall, in the 1940s, 1960s, and 2015. Thanks to Jenn Chan Photography​ […]