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City of Vancouver Archives technical and cartographic drawing collection Downtown (Vancouver, B.C.) Image
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Vancouver downtown property map

Item consists of a planning map depicting every building between Main Street and Stanley Park north of False Creek, showing the address, name (if a commercial building), number of floors, and type of use (commercial, apartments, vacant, etc. ). The map may be based on a City of Vancouver Planning Department map, partially re-purposed and published by Colliers Macaulay Nicholls.

City of Vancouver, Canadian Pacific Town Site

The map shows the area currently occupied by Downtown Vancouver and parts of Kitsilano. It shows the location of C.P.R. Wharf, Royal City Saw Mills, Hastings Saw Mill and Wharf, Leamy and Kyle's Saw Mill and other saw mills. "Streets graded and side-walked marked thus . . . . .." An insert shows "Canadian Pacific Mail Steamship Lines" on a map of the world. The north shore of Burrard Inlet indicates the locations of "Indian Houses" and a mission church.

[Map of Pioneer Place showing the area deeded to the City of Vancouver by the C.P.R.]

Item is a hand drawn map of Pioneer Place (also known as Pigeon Park), on the corner of Hastings and Carrall Streets. Map is colour coded to indicate the portion deeded to the City by the C.P.R., the portion being asked from the C.P.R. for street purposes, and the portion leased by the C.P.R. to Mr. Horne. Included on the map are Horne Block, Garden Block, a sidewalk, lanes, and a fountain. An engineer's estimates of improvements are noted on the right side of the map. Notes at the top of the map by J.S. Matthews, City Archivist read "Presented in 1934 by Ex-Alderman W.H. Gallagher. The date is about 1895."