This is the Station Square area of Burnaby from 1958. You get a great view of the Ford Motor Plant, which has several of it’s own posts. The major street just below the Ford Plant is Kingsway. To the right of the Ford Plant you see Silver Avenue, McKay Avenue and Willingdon Avenue.
This is a photo of the Fish Docks on False Creek. It was taken on February 13, 1958. You can still see the railway bridge that went over False Creek, the back of the Seaforth Armoury and part of the rail yards under the Burrard Street Bridge.
This image shows the construction of a giant ski jump in Empire Stadium. In April of 1958, a 50m high ski jump was constructed for the 3-day long “Centennial Invitational Tournament.” It took the 25-man crew 13 days to set up the structure. Two machines capable of converting 300-pound blocks of ice into “snow” in eight seconds were brought in and blowers and hoses used to lay down a ribbon of white for the in-run and out-run, which extended the 110-yard length of the football field. The skiers would run into a pile of straw at the south end of the stadium.
This is the Woodwards department store at Cambie and West 41st under construction in 1958. The store opened in 1959 and later became Oakridge Center.
This is a shot looking up West Georgia Street in Vancouver from 1958. You can see from the viaduct right up to Stanley Park. You can also see right up Robson Street.
This is the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver from 1958. The photo looks North towards Strathcona and Downtown East Side. You get a good view of Main Street, Kingsway and the train yards at Terminal.
Here’s another amazing image. Did you know there was a Ford Automotive Assembly Plant on Kingsway in Burnaby? The factory sat in the location now taken up by part of Metrotown Center. This image from 1958 shows the Ford Plant in all it’s glory. The street beside the plant is Silver Avenue and the street on the right is McKay Avenue. Both these streets used to connect to Kingsway.