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53-27 : Davie St. Apartments, Vancouver

 This photo features the intersection of Jervis Street and Davie Street in downtown Vancouver. It was taken in 1953. The bridge in the upper-left corner is the Burrard Bridge. Take a look at Vanier Park….in 1953 it was still the Royal Canadian Air Force Supply Depot #7.

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BO-51-244 : Capilano Stadium Opening

 This is the Capilano Stadium from June 16, 1951. You probably know it better by it’s current name, the Nat Bailey Stadium. The stadium originally opened for business in 1951, but I was unable to find the exact date. From this view, the grounds around the stadium don’t appear to be complete yet.

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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.

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BO-48-2812 : Cornwall and Maple

 This is another low altitude shot of apartment buildings in the Kitsilano area of Vancouver from 1948. The intersection in the top-left is the corner of Cornwall Avenue and Maple Street. At the bottom of the image you can see the rail lines that the interurban streetcars ran on. The “Kitsilano Loop” was in use…

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BO-48-2810 : Cornwall Avenue, Kitsilano

 This is another really low altitude shot of housing in the Kitsilano area of Vancouver from 1948. The intersection on the left is the corner of Cornwall Avenue and Yew Street just south of Kitsilano Beach Park. There are several people in windows and on the street watching the plane fly past.

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BO-48-2809 : Kitsilano Apartments

 This is a really low altitude shot of some apartments in Vancouver from 1948. The intersection is the corner of Cornwall Avenue and Vine Street just south of Kitsilano Beach Park. Surprisingly, the area still looks pretty similar.

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BO-52-275 : Strathcona

 These are the docks in the Strathcona area of Vancouver from 1952. The main building in the center-top of the photo is the American Can Factory. You also get a great view of the railyards, Ballantyne Pier and the surrounding neighborhood. Some of the streets in this image are Powell Street, East Cordova Street, East…