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

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Bute and Nelson in 1890, CVA Photo Dist P 59 by Bailey Brothers

The Old West End Revisited:
An Interactive Street by Street Photographic Journey
Date: July 19th
Time: 7pm
Location: City of Vancouver Archives, 1150 Chestnut Street

Enjoy a sentimental trip back to the time when the West End had no highrises and its streets were still lined with intact blocks of stately Victorian and Edwardian homes.

1900 and 2000-blocks of Nelson in 1908

Come time travel with Vancouver house historian, history walk guide and Chair of the Friends of the Vancouver City Archives, James Johnstone as he guides you on a street by street tour of the old West End using the City of Vancouver Archives’ fascinating collection of archival images.

Do you like old photographs of Vancouver? Did you grow up in the West End or have memories of the neighbourhood you would like to share? Or are you curious about what once stood on the site of your highrise apartment or condo? Can you help us identify some houses or people in some of our mystery photos? Then this would be a perfect night for you.

This is a FREE event for members of the Friends of the Vancouver City Archives.
  • Seating is limited.
  • Non-members are certainly welcome.
    • Suggested donation for non-members is $10.
  • or, you can buy a $20 membership to the Friends of the Vancouver city Archives and become immediately eligible for a 50% discount on all 8x10 B&W archival prints.
  • For more information call 604-736-8561

1461 West Georgia in November of 1958. A. L. Yates photo

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