Series S535 - Heritage survey reports and photographs

1030-1034 Pacific Street 1000 Block Pacific Street 650 Richards Street 123 Main Street 237 Main Street 327/331 Main Street 237 E. Hastings Street, Phoenix Hotel 239 E. Hastings Street 251 E. Hastings Street, Afton Hotel 261-265 E. Hastings Street, Belleville Block 198 E. Hastings Street, Salvation Army Temple 501 Gore Avenue 430 Dunlevy Avenue, Chinese United Church 1110 Seymour Street 430 Dunlevy Avenue, Dormitory 419 Jackson Avenue Strathcona School, 1921 Addition Seymour School, Wooden Building 1516 Powell Street 1897 Powell Street, Hamilton-cornice missing 1901 Powell Street, Princeton Hotel 2110-2116? Dundas Street, B.C. Mills Prefab 2110-2116? Dundas Street, B.C. Mills Prefab 2135-41 Dundas Street 1066 Seymour Street 2215 Dundas Street 2316 Triumph Street 2248 Triumph Street 2056-2052 Triumph Street 2036 Triumph Street 1800 Block Triumph Street 1847 Triumph Street 151 W. 8th Avenue 307 W. Broadway 307 W. Broadway 802 Pender/425 Howe Street [corner of Hastings Street and Howe Street] 243/247 W. Broadway 163 W. Broadway 5 E. 10th Avenue, Algonquin Apartments 12 W. 10th Avenue, View Court apartments 60 W. 10th Avenue 117 W. 10th Avenue 140 W. 10th Avenue 148 W. 10th Avenue 150 W. 10th Avenue 156 W. 10th Avenue 535 Howe Street 198 W. 10th Avenue 250 W. 10th Avenue 364 W. 10th Avenue
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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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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 In September 1974, the by-law was repealed and replaced with by-law no. 4800 with established the Vancouver Heritage Advisory Committee.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

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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.

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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