The Dales House at 414 Alexander Street circa 1890 CVA Photo SGN 490

Monday, May 31, 2010

The Things You Find When You Are Looking For Something Else

Just now I am trying to put the finishing touches on three projects I am doing for two different clients. In the process of looking for newspaper clippings related to people living in a house on the 3000-block of West 7th I stumbled across this picture and article relating to frost heaving up wooden cobbles in the 600 block of Keefer Street. If you have been following my blog for a while you will probably remember the article on the wooden cobbles I found on the 200-block of Union. If you have been on one of my East End History Walks you will have seen them with your own eyes. Well, here is a news clipping from the front page of the November 14th Vancouver Province.

Wish I could tell from which direction the picture was taken and if any of the houses visible in the photo are still standing... now that I think of it, I wonder if the wooden cobbles are still there on the 600 block of Keefer under all that asphalt. If they are still down there, two days before the 2010 Winter Olympics opened here in Vancouver, the Olympic Torch was run over those very same cobbles. Huh!

Remember you can click on the image for magnification.

1 comment:

  1. Another great find! There are also some wooden cobbles exposed on Alexander by the Japanese Hall. Restoring one of these wooden streets would be a great project for the City to take on.