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File F091 - Fields and Chatham Steel buildings heritage record

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Fields and Chatham Steel buildings heritage record

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COV-S642-F091

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  • Nov. 1986 (Creation)
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    Vancouver (B.C.). Properties Division
  • Nov. 1986 (Authorship)
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    Lemon, Robert G.

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1 folder of textual records (includes 310 photographs : b&w and col. prints and 12 architectural drawings)

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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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File consists of a report by consultant Robert G. Lemon on the Fields and Chatham Steel buildings, which were located on a provincial heritage site in Vancouver. The report contains information on building histories and also includes architectural drawings and interior and exterior photographs of the buildings prior to their demolition.

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Formerly series COV-S426.

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  • Box: 168-B-05