Series S639 - Heritage inventory 1986 : photograph surveys

Clark Park Quercus robur Un-named tree, Laurel Street, V.G.H. Vancouver General Hospital (N.I.I.) Wall 901-999 West 12th Avenue Un-named tree, Laurel Street, V.G.H. Vancouver General Hospital (N.I.I.) Plantanus orientalis Plantanus orientalis Quercus sp.m Normal School (N.I.I.) Quercus rubra [Normal School] Betula, S.E. corner West 14th Avenue and Willow Street (N.I.I.) Quercus palustris [3700 block Tupper Street] Salix babylonica Quercus robur Salix babylonica Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'pendula' (N.I.I.) (McCleery Park, 15-6) Arbutus menziesii Davidia involucrata Liriodendron tulipfera Liriodendron tulipfera Quercus rubra [Bidwell Street] Quercus rubra [Bidwell Street] Populus alba, Oppenheimer Park, 3-3, (N.I.I.) [Dunlevy Street] Oppenheimer Park Building near Stanley Park maintenance yard Oppenheimer Park Oppenheimer Park Acer saccarinum, Templeton School (N.I.I.) Acer, various species [Templeton School] Catalpa species Abies (nobilis or concolor) Charles Dickens School, (N.I.I.) Un-named trees, Sunnyside Park (N.I.I.) Ulmus sp. Sunnyside Park Picea sp. Sunnyside Park Ailanthus altissima Prunus yedoensis "Akebono" Catalpa bignonioides "Aurea" [VanDusen Gardens] Catalpa bignonioides "Aurea" [VanDusen Gardens] Aesculus hippocastanum Quercus robur [City Hall] Quercus robur [City Hall] Statue of Captain George Vancouver, Vancouver City Hall Plaque base for unknown plaque, Vancouver City Hall Cornus (N.I.I.) City Hall: possibly 4-1 Cornus (N.I.I.) City Hall: possibly 4-1 Cornus (N.I.I.) City Hall: possibly 4-1 Quercus robur Quercus palustris Cambie Street between West 27th Avenue and West 33rd Avenue Cambie Street between West 27th Avenue and West 33rd Avenue Cambie Street between West 27th Avenue and West 33rd Avenue
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Heritage inventory 1986 : photograph surveys

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  • Statements of responsibility: Planning Department Staff
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ca. 4,500 photographs : b&w polyester negatives ; 35 mm

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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 three sets of photographic surveys which were carried out to assist the heritage designation and evaluation process resulting in the revised 1986 heritage inventory. The three sets are arranged in the following subseries:

  • Survey 1 - buildings
  • Survey 2 - public nominations
  • Survey 3 - parks, landscaping, and monuments

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Transferred from the Heritage Planning office in Sept. 2000.


Photographs in this series have been assigned catalogue numbers with the prefix CVA 790, CVA 791and CVA 792.

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File lists available by film roll, with detailed descriptions of each frame/image.

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The photographs were used in the "Vancouver heritage inventory : summary report", 1986 (PD 1470) and in series 640 ("Heritage Inventory 1986 : evaluation forms").

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Copyright: City of Vancouver; expiry: varies

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