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Heritage survey reports and photographs
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- 0.78 m of textual records
- ca. 3,200 photographs
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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 In September 1974, the by-law was repealed and replaced with by-law no. 4800 with established the Vancouver Heritage Advisory Committee.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.
Official custodian was the Office of the City Clerk
Scope and content
Series consists of reports and associated negatives relating to the Heritage Advisory Committee's apparent desire to conduct a photographic and analytic heritage survey which was broader in scope and breadth than previous surveys, probably further to the passing of the province's Heritage Conservation Act in 1977. This inventory was a 1978 summer project of the Heritage Advisory Committee, funded by B.C. Heritage Trust (for the project supervisor) and Young Canada Works (for students who carried out the work). Heritage Advisory Committee member Richard Henriquez met at the beginning of the project with the newly hired project supervisor, architecture student Douglas J. Frankson, and with Edward Gibson of Simon Fraser University, to establish criteria and methodology. Increased scope meant including buildings which had previously been considered of less social (and architectural) interest, while increased breadth related to a more thorough documentation of all areas of the city. However, the whole of Vancouver was not completed; priorities were the Downtown/West End local areas as well as other areas which had previously been little considered. The resulting photo survey identified pre-1950 buildings which retained their original design, and covered the following local areas: Downtown, Fairview, Grandview-Woodland, Hastings-Sunrise, Kensington-Cedar Cottage (east of Commercial/Victoria only), Killarney, Kitsilano, Marpole, Mount Pleasant, Renfrew-Collingwood, Riley Park (Main to Fraser only, north of 25th Avenue only), Strathcona, Victoria-Fraserview (east of Victoria only), and the West End. Each image is of one building and all are identified by address. The negatives at CVA 786 are arranged in film number order (CVA 786-1 to CVA 786-110).
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Photographic images in this series have been assigned catalogue numbers in the range CVA 786-1 to CVA 786-110.
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File list available. Item list of photographs at CVA 786 available in hardcopy finding aid only.
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").