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Vancouver after fire

Item is a photographic reproduction of a photograph showing Vancouver after the fire of 1886. The photograph also exists under the identifier LGN 455 in the COV Archives holdings.

Canadian Pacific Railway. Plan of part of branch line from Port Moody. A point on main line C.P.R. to English Bay, B.C.

Map shows a survey conducted by the Canadian Pacific Railway of English Bay, Burrard Inlet and Coal Harbour, including a rough outline of area and lots. Note on map reads "Certified as a correct plan showing the land required for right of way Burrard Inlet B.C., February 22, 1886. H.J. Cambie, Engineer in Charge." Map is certified as correct and signed by various C.P.R. officials, including W.C. Van Horne.

Cordova St[reet looking west from Carrall Street] : July 1886 - five weeks after the fire.

Photograph shows businesses being rebuilt after the great fire. Some businesses in the photograph are: Burrard Hotel, Tom Dunn Hardware, Grant & Arkell, Dietz (sp?) Winch, Daily News (on Hastings Street), Sekl's Furniture Store, Dougall House, Tom McDonald (on Pender Street), Mathison the Printer (on Hastings Street), Cosmopolitan Hotel, Mizony's Restaurant, F.W. Hart Furniture, Tilley's (sp?) Book Store and the Telephone Exchange.

Sunset

Photograph shows a view looking west from near the foot of Westminster Avenue (Main Street)

[Police officers assembled in front of tent]

Photograph shows Police Chief John Stewart, Assistant Chief McLaren, and constables Heywood and Jackson T. Abray standing in front of a tent labelled "City Hall".
Although this photograph was originally dated June 1886 (shortly after the fire), information from a newspaper article, and from a dated billboard found in the background of the photograph, shows that the portrait was likely staged in early September of 1886. J.S. Matthews' notes with print or negative in Archives.

[Mayor, Council and City officials assembled in front of tent]

Photograph shows City Council members and officials standing in front of a tent with the sign "City Hall", after the fire of 1886. The men in the photograph are: (seated, left to right) C.M. Coldwell, E.P. Hamilton, J.R. Northcote, Mayor M.A. Maclean, L. A. Hamilton, P. Cordiner, City Clerk T.F. McGuigan; (standing, left to right) J. Griffith, R. Balfour, T. Dunn, City Solicitor J.J. Blake, J. Humphries, City Treasurer G.F. Baldwin, and City Coroner Dr. W.J. McGuigan. The empty chair on the left is for Councillor H. Hemlow, who was absent on business. The man standing on the wharf in the background is G.W. Gibson, founder of Gibson's Landing.
J.S. Matthews' notes with print or negative in Archives.

[Mayor, Council and City officials assembled in front of tent]

Photograph shows City Council members and officials standing in front of a tent with the sign "City Hall", after the fire of 1886. The men in the photograph are: (seated, left to right) C.M. Coldwell, E.P. Hamilton, J.R. Northcote, Mayor M.A. Maclean, L. A. Hamilton, P. Cordiner, City Clerk T.F. McGuigan; (standing, left to right) J. Griffith, R. Balfour, T. Dunn, City Solicitor J.J. Blake, J. Humphries, City Treasurer G.F. Baldwin, and City Coroner Dr. W.J. McGuigan. The empty chair on the left is for Councillor H. Hemlow, who was absent on business. The man standing on the wharf in the background is G.W. Gibson, founder of Gibson's Landing. Cropped version of LGN 1045.
J.S. Matthews' notes with print or negative in Archives.

Carrall Street

Item is a photographic reproduction of a photograph showing Carrall Street in 1886. The photograph also exists under the identifier Str P83 in the COV Archives holdings.

The Inlet

Photograph taken from the foot of Granville Street showing the barque "Robert Kerr", the tug "Alexander" and the towing ship "Duke of Abercorn"

Cordova Street [looking west from Carrall Street] : July 1886 - five weeks after the fire.

Photograph shows businesses being rebuilt after the great fire. The names of the businesses are written in pen across the centre of the photograph with a line indicating the building or business. Businesses identified are: Burrard Hotel, Tom Dunn Hardware, Grant & Arkell, Dietz (sp?) Winch, Daily News (on Hastings Street), Sekl's Furniture Store, Dougall House, Tom McDonald (on Pender Street), Mathison the Printer (on Hastings Street), Cosmopolitan Hotel, Mizony's Restaurant, F.W. Hart Furniture, Tilley's (sp?) Book Store and the Telephone Exchange.

4 Weeks after Fire

Photograph shows a view looking east from Richards Street toward the intersection of Water Street and Cordova Street, plank roads, buildings including the Greyhound Hotel under construction and Princess Louise Tree

Vancouver after fire

Photograph shows George R. Gordon's tent among debris at Cordova Street and Carrall Street and the Regina Hotel in the background.

Real estate office in big tree

Photograph shows a group of men on Granville Street posing on and around large tree stump as a promotional advertising event. The men in the photograph are, from left to right on ground: Edwin Sanders, A.W. Ross, Dr. Fort, J.W. Horne, Mr. Hendrickson, and U.S. Consul Mr. Hemming. Men on log are: H.A. Jones, Mr. Stiles, and an unidentified man. J.S. Matthews' notes with print or negative in Archives.

Real estate office in big tree [Georgia Street, near Granville]

Photograph shows a group of men posing on and around large tree stump as a promotional advertising event. The men in the photograph are, from left to right on ground: Mr. Stiles, A.W. Ross, Dr. Luke Port, J.W. Horne, Mr. Hendrickson, and U.S. Consul Mr. Hemming. Men on log L-R are: H.A. Jones, Mr. Perry, and an unidentified man thought to be Mr. Perry's partner. Identification based on J.S. Matthews' notes with print indicating identification provided by the photographer H.T. Devine.

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