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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.] Interior of C.P.R. Station, 601 West Cordova Burrard Bridge 742 East Broadway 748 East Broadway 758 East Broadway CN Pier - Exterior showing CN building CN Pier - Interior showing truck and railcar CN Pier - Exterior showing parking lot and buildings CN Pier - Exterior showing pilings and stairs CN Pier - Exterior showing pilings and stairs CN Pier - Interior showing railcar, tracks, and a boat CN Pier - Interior showing boat CN Pier - Exterior showing waterfront CN Pier - Exterior showing pilings and CN building CN Pier - Exterior showing parking lot and pilings CN Pier - Exterior showing lot, pallets, and Canadian National warehouse CN Pier - Exterior showing waterfront, boat and stairs CN Pier - Interior showing truck and railcars CN Pier - Exterior showing parking lot, cars, and pilings CN Pier - Exterior showing waterfront and lot CN Pier - Exterior showing lot and railcars 736 East Broadway

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

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27 photographs

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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 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.


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

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