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False Creek (Vancouver, B.C.) With digital objects
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[Aerial view of Vancouver]

Oblique view showing Fairview, Vancouver General Hospital, False Creek and the Expo 86 and other sites under development on the north side, Granville Island, Granville Bridge, Burrard Bridge, Yaletown, Downtown, the West End, Stanley Park and the Lions Gate Bridge, North Vancouver and The Lions in the background

Park on Beach Avenue, facing south

Item is a photograph of park space on Beach Avenue, looking south towards False Creek. The view includes an unidentified building is on the left, park benches, lawn, and a hydrant in the middle, and a pathway with access to the water on the right. There is a sidewalk visible in the foreground.

[Vancouver history and Vancouver in the 1930s]

Item is a documentary film documenting a history of Vancouver using historical photographs, maps and records as well as street scenes of Vancouver in the 1930s. The historical portions of the film contain footage about the pioneers of Vancouver including Captain George Vancouver, John Morton (first resident of what was to become the City of Vancouver), Mr. Wm. Evans (engineer on the first transcontinental train into Port Moody), Lord Granville, John Robson, Richard Earl Howe, Admiral, and Sir Harry Burrard Neale. The film also contains footage of a map of First Narrows, Burrard Inlet, English Bay and nearby Government reserves as well as a map of False Creek, the West End and the East End. In addition there is footage of Hastings Mill (1887), Gastown (1887), the heart of the city (1884), the 1886 fire, City Hall after the fire, the CPR (1887), Indian ranches on Lost Lagoon, clearings near Stanley Park, Vancouver in 1888 and 1890, the entrance to Stanley Park (1890), as well as city scenes of Vancouver in the early twentieth century.

Sawmill fire and Jake Loeppky family

Item is an amateur film documenting family life and a sawmill fire in Vancouver. The film consists of home movie footage filmed by Jake Loeppky, including footage of Queen Elizabeth Park, the Stanley Park Zoo, children playing at the family home in Burnaby, children swimming, and the family entertaining at home. The film also includes footage of a logging camp, a large dam, bears, and people waterskiing. Of particular note is several minutes of footage of the five-alarm fire that destroyed the B.C. Forest Products plant and lumber storage facility at 999 West 6th Avenue on July 3, 1960.

[CPR warehouse]

Photograph shows the completed Sleeping, Dining, and Parlour Car Dept. Storage warehouse with brick exterior and sign for "Sleeping and Dining Car Department".

[CPR Office]

Photograph shows an office with desks, phones, regulator clock, and employee notice in the Sleeping, Dining, and Parlour Car Dept. Storage warehouse.

[CPR meat storeroom]

Photograph shows a massive butcher block with hams and bacon hanging above it in a storeroom at the Sleeping, Dining, and Parlour Car Dept. Storage warehouse.

[CPR service bakery]

Photograph shows a bakery service kitchen with ovens, flour hopper, scales, work-table, and baked loaves of bread.

[CPR linen storage room]

Photograph shows two clerks with stacks of folded linens in cabinets and on counters at the Sleeping, Dining, and Parlour Car Dept. Storage warehouse.

[CPR wine cellar]

Photograph shows a wine cellar with assorted bottles, cabinets, and worktable at the Sleeping, Dining, and Parlour Car Dept. Storage warehouse.

[CPR provisions store-room]

Photograph shows a provisions store-room with shelves of boxed, bottled, and canned goods at the Sleeping, Dining, and Parlour Car Dept. Storage warehouse.

[View of Vancouver from Fairview]

Photograph shows Hotel Vancouver (900 West Georgia), Marine Building, Hotel Vancouver (710 West Georgia), Vancouver Block, CPR Yards, Yaletown Warehouses, False Creek and Northshore Mountains

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