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Series S584 - Gastown (area 32) reconstruction photographs

Blood Alley and Trounce Alley prior to construction Blood Alley and Trounce Alley prior to construction Blood Alley and Trounce Alley during construction

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Gastown (area 32) reconstruction photographs

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COV-S584

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  • 1974-05 (Creation)
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    Vancouver (B.C.). Planning Department

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40 photographs : col. prints ; 21 x 26 cm

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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 created by the Planning Department to document the renovation and construction of Blood Alley Square, Trounce Alley, and Maple Tree Square.

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Transferred from Planning Department May 1985.

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Photographs in this series have been assigned item numbers begining with the prefix "CVA 437"

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Thirteen images have original slides as part of CVA 780 (see case file for CVA 437 for number correspondences).

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