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Series S168 - City owned land sold records

800 - 804 Main Street [at Union Street] 800 - 804 Main Street 800 - 804 Main Street 818 - 826 Main Street 818 - 826 Main Street [Back of] 818 - 826 Main Street [Back of] 818 - 826 Main Street 828 - 830 Main Street [front] [Back of] 828 - 830 Main Street 832 Main Street [Back of] 832 Main Street 237 Prior Street [front] 237 Prior Street [back] 249 Prior Street [front] 249 Prior Street [back] 251 Prior Street [front] 251 Prior Street [back] 255 Prior Street [front] 255 Prior Street [back] 259 Prior Street [Chou Doely Gam cabins front] 259 Prior Street [Chou Doely Gam cabins back] 200 block Prior Street N/S and 200 block Union Street S/S 200 block Prior Street N/S and 200 block Union Street S/S 200 block Prior Street N/S and 200 block Union Street S/S 200 block Prior Street N/S and 200 block Union Street S/S 200 block Prior Street N/S and 200 block Union Street S/S 200 block Prior Street N/S and 200 block Union Street S/S 218 Union Street [front] 218 Union Street [back] 224 Union Street [front] 224 Union Street [back] 226 Union Street [front] 226 Union Street [back] 230 Union Street [front] 232 - 240 Union Street [front] 232 - 240 Union Street [back] 232 - 240 Union Street [side] 232 - 240 Union Street [back] 248 - 250 Union Street [front] 248 - 250 Union Street [back] 264 Union Street [front] 264 Union Street [back] 268 Union Street [front] 268 Union Street [back] [219 and] 221 Prior Street [219 and] 221 Prior Street [219 and] 221 Prior Street [back view of the Iberica Garage and the Northland Cafe] [219 and] 221 Prior Street 274 [- 278] Union Street 274 [- 278] Union Street [back]
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City owned land sold records

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  • Source of title proper: Title adapted from current terminology (1998).
  • Variations in title: On records schedules the titles of this series were as follows: 'Subdivisions - City owned land - sold' (1990); 'Inventory - City-owned land sold' (1998).

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COV-S168

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  • 1911-1992 ; predominant 1936-1975 (Creation)
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    Vancouver (B.C.). Properties Division

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  • 1.36 m of textual records
  • 52 photographs

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In the early years the management of City-owned properties was the responsibility of the Office of the Assessment Commissioner. By 1912 the Land Purchasing and Claims Department was established to take over the function. The names for this unit fluctuated, e.g. by 1932 it was the Land Sales Department and by 1936 the Lands and Rentals Department. By the late 1940s the functions included land sales, rentals, building repairs, land subdivisions, and insurance; by the 1948 expansion additional responsibilities were land purchasing, industrial development, lot clearing (transferred from City Engineer), and wartime housing (159-E-6 reel 1 file 1). On July 27, 1957 City Council passed the recommendation of the newly formed Board of Administration (1956) that the following units would become part of a new Finance Department headed by the City Comptroller: City Comptroller's Office, Accounting, Addressograph and Multilith, Assessment, Internal Audit, License and Business Tax, Motor Vehicle Inspection, Personnel and Payroll, Property and Insurance [referred to as the Properties Division], Purchasing and Supply, Revenue Collection, Tabulating, and Treasurer. In 1978 the Properties Division became part of the Civic Buildings Department, which was reconfigured as the Housing and Properties Department in 1989. With the major City reorganization of 1995, the Housing and Properties Department became Real Estate Services, under the broad financial unit called Corporate Services.

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Series consists of case files on properties sold. Files typically include appraisals, legal documents, correspondence, etc., as well as records generated in relation to the sale, e.g. Council resolution re sale, offer to purchase, copies of deed, conveyancing particulars, etc., pertaining primarily to major properties. Arranged alphabetically by file title.

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