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

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


This Thursday I will be presenting on the oldest part of Vancouver, Strathcona North of Hastings, courtesy of Heritage Vancouver. Here are the details from the Heritage Vancouver website.

337 and 341 Powell Street January 5, 1928 VPL#21174
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Presentation: Strathcona North of Hastings – The Forgotten East End
Time: 7pm to 9pm | Registration 6:45pm; Presentation 7:00pm sharp
Location: Vancouver Museum, 1100 Chestnut Street (Vanier Park)
Admission: $5.00 Non-members; Heritage Vancouver members free

Join James Johnstone, Strathcona resident, house historian and community curator for a conversation and pictorial journey through Vancouver’s Strathcona neighbourhood.
Johnstone’s focus will be on the forgotten Strathcona, the area north of Hastings and on East Hastings the spine that joins the northern and southern areas of Strathcona. North Hastings is home of some of Vancouver’s oldest and most fascinating built heritage. Strathcona North is host to the ghosts of R.H. Alexander’s milltown, Japantown, the Alexander Street red light district and the site of some of Vancouver’s bloodiest labour history.

Much is gone of the old neighbourhood, and much is under threat of demolition for future redevelopment. Through Johnstone’s personal slide collection and story telling you will have the opportunity to imagine what it was like then and what it could be like in the future.

400 block East Cordova Baseball at Oppenheimer Park VPL 42936

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