BO-47-623

BO-47-623 : BC Livestock Exchange

 This photo from 1947 is one of several labelled BC Livestock Exchange. I wasn’t able to find any information about the site, but interestingly, it was located at the foot of Fraser Street where the old Fraser Street Bridge went over to Mitchell Island.

55-49

55-49 : The End of the Interurban

 This photo from 1955 provides an amazing view of the area around the Burrard Bridge. The Interurban electric railway system had ended and many of the trams were parked under the bridge waiting to be destroyed. The Molson brewery was still the Sicks’ Capilano Brewery, the old railway bridge still goes over False Creek, and…

BO-48-3091

BO-48-3091 : Fort Langley Flood

 This is a higher altitude shot of Fort Langley during the big flood of the Fraser River in 1948. Water completely surrounded the city and Fort Langley was cut off from the rest of the world for almost two weeks.

55-91

55-91 : Moray Bridge Richmond

 The is an interesting shot of the east end of Sea Island in Richmond from 1955. What makes it interesting is the fact that this image was taken just before construction of the Moray Channel Bridge began. Also in upper-left, you can see the first pillars of the Oak Street Bridge being built. Both the…

BO-47-1548

BO-47-1548 : First White Spot

 This is the very first White Spot restaurant to open in Vancouver. It was located at Granville and West 67th Avenue. This photograph is from 1947, but the restaurant opened way back in 1928. Check out the line of traffic waiting to get in and the “overflow” parking across the street, to the right. The…

BO-46-146

BO-46-146 : Canadian Pacific Rail Yard

 This is Canadian Pacific Rail Yard in Vancouver from 1946. Located on the north shore of False Creek, the Vancouver Roundhouse was the largest facility of its kind in British Columbia. You also get a fairly good view of Yaletown at the time.

BO-47-2578

BO-47-2578 : Hastings Burnaby

 This is Hastings Street in Burnaby from 1947. The street at the bottom of the image running left/right is Ingleton Avenue. Off near the top of the image, you can see the building which is now the Confederation Community Center on Willingdon Avenue. You also get a good view of Pender and Albert Streets.