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Series S585 - Heritage Planner's photographs

2333-2337 Main Street 2342 Main Street 2409 Main Street [F.W. Woolworth Co.] 2601 Main Street 2409 Main Street [F.W. Woolworth Co.]

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Heritage Planner's photographs

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  • Photograph

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COV-S585

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  • [ca. 1939 - ca. 1992] (Creation)
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    Vancouver (B.C.). Planning Department

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27 photographs : silver gelatin prints and col. prints ; 10 x 15 to 21 x 26 cm

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(1952-present)

Administrative history

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 CN Pier photographs (1974) and photographs in the 2300, 2400 and 2600 block of Main Street.

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Forwarded by City's Heritage office 1982 and 2001.

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Photographs in this series have been assigned catalogue numbers in the range CVA 332-1 to CVA 332-27.

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Item level description available on worksheet 1, photographs have been hardcopy subject indexed (for CVA 322-1 to 22). Item level description in database for CVA 322-23 to 27.

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  • Box: 178-C-04