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City of Vancouver Archives technical and cartographic drawing collection File
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Atlas of city of Vancouver

File is a property atlas, showing land subdivision in Vancouver, Point Grey, South Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, part of Coquitlam, Richmond, and North Vancouver. All sheets are blueprint copies of a map which is the same as MAP 366. The sheets for Vancouver, Point Grey, South Vancouver and Hastings Townsite have had topographical lines added to the base map; some sheets have been annotated to show proposed roadway and other infrastructure changes.

Canadian Pacific Railway lessee and exercising the franchise of the Vancouver and Lulu Island railway

Item is a sectional map showing the Eburne [Marpole] tyo New Westminster branch line of the Vancouver and Lulu Island Railway. The map also shows District Lot lot numbers and names associated with properties adjacent to the line.

Canadian Pacific Railway Company. Engineering Office

City of Vancouver, British Columbia

File contains 24 copies of line map 30 (and 10 ancillary maps) showing changes in wards via by-laws from 1886-1972. Base map shows streets, railways and parks. The ward or polling district boundaries established by each by-law are noted on the respective maps, with notes on the verso concerning the changes. A list of the maps showing the date and by-law number is included. The first 10 maps are stapled with ancillary 1972 comparison maps.

City of Vancouver, British Columbia [sectional map]

File consists of three maps of Vancouver: an index map to the sections, an index map to District Lots, and 62 section sheets drawn and revised between ca. 1935 and 1945. Some time between 1946 and 1951 these maps were compiled and reproduced by the City Engineer's Office.

The 62 sectional plates are divided into three groups: the "Old City of Vancouver," Point Grey and South Vancouver. Maps show streets and roads, blocks, lots, legal descriptions, railways, parks, schools, hospital, cemetery, golf courses, retirement homes, and some businesses.

Vancouver (B.C.). Office of the City Engineer

City of Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia : sectional maps

File consists of three maps of Vancouver: an index to the sectional map sheets, a plan of District Lots in Vancouver, and a sectional map in 62 sheets. The sectional map sheets show streets and roads, blocks, lots, legal descriptions, railways, parks, schools, hospital, cemetery, golf courses, retirement homes, and some businesses.

Vancouver (B.C.). Office of the City Engineer

City of Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia : sectional maps (printed 1970)

File consists of two index maps and eighty-five sectional maps of Vancouver, revised between 1965 and 1970. Sectional maps include streets, blocks, lots, legal descriptions, railways, parks, schools, hospitals, cemetery, golf courses, retirement homes, public buildings, First Nations reserves and some businesses. Maps were compiled by the City Engineer's Office and supplied by the Property and Insurance Office of the City of Vancouver. Maps for sections 68 and 91 were not available at the time of issue.

Drawings of 718 Granville Street for Henry Birks & Sons

Collection consists of copies of construction drawings for the building. The Birks Building was constructed between 1911 and 1912 from the designs of the architectural firm of Somervell and Putnam. The 11-storey building was situated at 718 Granville Street at Georgia Street. The building served as the home for its owners, Montreal jewellers, Henry Birks & Sons. Its most famous feature was the Birks Clock, which stands at the street corner. The building was demolished in 1974 to allow construction of the Vancouver Centre. The collection has been assigned microfilm number M-110.

Drawings of first Vancouver opera house (761 Granville Street)

File consists of two distinct sets of architectural drawings depicting the first Vancouver Opera House, located at 761 Granville Street. The first set of drawings, from 1890, appear to relate to the original construction of the building. The 1907 drawings appear to relate to proposed interior renovations.

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Seaforth camp, Vancouver, B.C.

File consists of a tracing of a map which shows the layout of the Seaforth Camp at First Avenue and Burrard Street, to the east and north of the Seaforth Armories, with notations regarding the proposed disposition of the various buildings after WWII, as well as an attached memo that contains a legend for the coding indicating building status and disposition.

Sketches of the landscape and trails along the Fraser River with notes on wagon road construction

File consists of four photocopies of portions of maps made by the Royal Engineers showing data from surveys of the Fraser River from Boston Bar to Yale, and an unidentified portion of the Fraser River, presumably relating to proposed roadworks.

United Kingdom. Corps of Royal Engineers