This is a slightly higher altitude overview of the West Point Grey area of Vancouver from 1955. You can see from Spanish Banks all the way back to the Vancouver Airport, and you get a nice view of all the buildings that make up the Jericho Beach Air Station.
This is a view of the south end of the Cambie Street Bridge from 1955. You can see a good chunk of the Mt. Pleasant and Fairview areas of Vancouver all the way back to Queen Elizabeth Park. The photo itself is labelled “Johnson Storage” but I was unable to find any information about the…
This is the Collingwood area of Vancouver from 1955. The main street near the bottom of the image is East 41st Ave and the street on the left running up/down with the “zig-zag” in it is Nanaimo Street.
This is a somewhat higher altitude overview of the Kitsilano area of Vancouver from 1949.
This is a “high altitude” view of the Jericho Beach Air Station from 1947. I haven’t been posting any of the higher altitude photos because you can’t see much ground detail, but this was a special request. It seems to be the only photo that shows the entire Air Station. You also get a unique…
This is the BC Ice and Cold Storage building in the Hastings-Sunrise area of Vancouver from 1950. The main street running left/right near the lower part of the image is Dundas Street. The street in the lower-right corner is North Nanaimo Street. This entire area seems to have turned into apartment buildings.
This is a cool shot of the construction of the new Granville Street Bridge from 1953. You can still see the old Granville Street Bridge in operation just to the left. Unfortunately, the image is not as crisp as some of the others, but still really interesting.
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.
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…
This is Coal Harbour in Vancouver from 1955. A cool view of the shipping and rail activity going on in the area. The only tall building in the area is the Marine Building on Burrard Street.