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Series S509 - Downtown and West End building facades inventory photographs

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Downtown and West End building facades inventory photographs

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  • Statements of responsibility: Photographs taken by a Planning Department Planning Assistant.
  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents of series and departmental labelling of photographs.
  • Variations in title: Series previously known as part of unappraised and undescribed series 137 (Planning Department photographs, 1950-1991, CVA 1095).

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COV-S509

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  • 1974 (Creation)
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    Vancouver (B.C.). Planning Department

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447 photographs : col. film transparencies (slides) ; 35 mm

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(1952-present)

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The Planning Department was established on November 1, 1952 with the appointment of the Director of Planning, further to the July 1951 report commissioned by City Council from town planning consultants Harold Spence-Sales and John Bland (PD 335). The report had proposed that the Vancouver Town Planning Commission hand over the work intensive and detailed aspects of planning but maintain the advisory role to City Council (renamed Vancouver City Planning Commission in 1972). Those aspects were taken on by the new Planning Department, while the more substantial Zoning By-law interpretation and exception decision-making, as well as the broader aspects of city planning were carried out by a committee of relevant senior staff and officials, which was called the Technical Planning Board. The Board was chaired by the Director of Planning.

Previous to the establishment of the Planning Department in 1952 the Town Planning Commission was responsible for city planning (1926-1952). The earliest town planning or city planning activity was carried out under the authority of City Council, in conjunction with the Board of Works, and the Engineering Department (1886-1926).

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Series consists of photographs of building facades of the "character areas" of Vancouver taken for reference purposes to aid heritage and development planning processes. (A few months earlier the department had prepared its Goals and Objectives statement for 1974, which expressed the desire to broaden the local area planning activities to include beautification and heritage factors (PD 147)). The "character areas" were: "Financial", "Hastings", "Gastown", "Central Core" (east of Granville), "Robsonstrasse", and the "potential character area" of "Georgia Gate". Photographed by departmental Planning Assistant. Arranged alphabetically by street address.

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Transferred from Graphic Services Division in 1991.

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Photographs in this series have been assigned catalogue numbers in the range CVA 778-1 to CVA 778-447.

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Finding aids include a one-page summary of address ranges and an item list, available in the finding aid for CVA 778 in the reading room.

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series 510 (Downtown and West End buildings inventory photographs, 1981, though it covers a larger geographic area).

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