Series S50 - Heritage inventory research files and building photographs

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Heritage inventory research files and building photographs

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  • 0.48 m of textual records
  • 86 photographs ; silver gelatin prints ; 21 x 26 cm

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Administrative history

The Vancouver Heritage Advisory Committee was established initially as the Vancouver Heritage Advisory Board in October 1973 by the passage of by-law no. 4729. In September 1974, the by-law was repealed and replaced with by-law no. 4800 with established the Vancouver Heritage Advisory Committee.

The Committee consists of 11 members, all of whom are appointed by Council. Since its establishment, the structure and functions of the Committee have remained relatively stable. The functions of the Committee are to advise Council on the following matters:

  • the need for preserving heritage buildings, structures and lands, which collectively represent a cross-section of all periods and styles in the City's historic and cultural evolution;
  • the costs and benefits of preservation; the compatibility of preservations with other lawful uses of the buildings, structures or lands; and (in particular),
  • recommendations to Council respecting the designation of heritage buildings, structures and lands and the demolition, preservation, alteration or renovation of those buildings, structures and lands.

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Official custodian was the Office of the City Clerk

Scope and content

Series consists of research files on category A and B heritage designated buildings in Vancouver compiled in 1978 under the supervision of Edward Gibson of Simon Fraser University, further to the passing of the province's Heritage Conservation Act. Most of the files contain data sheets, architectural and historical research notes, copies of land title documents, bibliographies, and reprinted articles. Most files also contain a summary document prepared in 1979. Also part of this series are the buildings photographs (June 1978) removed from the files (now assigned item identifiers with the prefix CVA 409, there are corresponding 35 mm and 120 mm negatives). Both the files and the photographs are arranged alphabetically by building name.

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Photographic images in this series have been assigned item identifiers in the range CVA 409-1.14 to CVA 409-86.6.

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File list available. Item level description of photographs available as worksheet 1, photographs have been hardcopy subject indexed.

Associated materials

For Heritage Advisory Committee minutes see series 34 (Special committees of Council minutes); for Heritage Advisory Committee working files to 1974 see series 27 (Special committees of Council working files); for Heritage Advisory Committee working files after 1974 see series 62 (Operational subject files, within the subseries "Committees, boards, and commissions").

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  • Box: 211-A-05
  • Box: 211-A-06
  • Box: 211-A-07