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56-144 : Lions Gate Toll Booths

 These are the toll booths at the North end of the Lions Gate Bridge from 1956. Welch Street is at the bottom with Mathias Road on the right. The tolls remained on the bridge until 1963.

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BO-56-364 : Grandview and Renfrew

 This is the area of Grandview Highway in Vancouver from 1956. The street running left/right at the bottom of the image is Renfrew Street and we’re looking back towards Burnaby. It’s amazing how much this industrial area has changed.

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BO-56-357 : New Westminster Woodwards

 This is a shot of the “stand-alone” Woodwards in New Westminster from 1956. The store was only two years old when this photo was taken. It was torn down in 1991 to make room for Royal City Center Mall.

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BO-56-400 : New Post Office Vancouver

 This is a really cool image of downtown Vancouver from 1956 during construction of the new Post Office. When the post office opened in 1958, it was the largest single building in Vancouver and was the world’s largest welded steel structure which incorporated state-of-the art technology, such as ramps and elevators to move trucks between…

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BO-56-395 : Vancouver Hastings-Sunrise Area

 This is East Hastings Street area of Vancouver near the Pacific National Exhibition in 1956. You can see the Second Narrows Bridge is under construction. Empire Stadium, Hastings Racecourse and the Kootenay Bus Loop are also visible.