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City of Vancouver Archives technical and cartographic drawing collection
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City of Vancouver

Map is a City Engineering Department base map of Vancouver, showing city blocks and Canadian Pacific, Canadian National and Great Northern Railway lines. Parks, golf courses, hospitals, schools, theatres and other structures are identified. "Metric Vancouver" and "Guide Map 15" appear in the bottom right corner of the map.

Town-site of Hastings

Map shows Hastings Town-site, Granville Town-site, Burnaby, and the City of New Westminster. Map also shows the Road from Granville and the False Creek Trail, as well as the names of places and soil types found along these roads. Other places and structures noted include Burrard Inlet, Coal Harbour (Coal Harbor on map), False Creek, False Creek Bridge, Burnaby Lake, Fraser River, New Westminster and Burrard Inlet Road, Douglas Road, Edinburgh Street, Columbia Street, Richards Street, and the New Westminster Cemetery. Two notes on map read "Plan to accompany Report of 1st May 1883, Joseph Hunter" and "Memo: Mr. Ross will place [?] this map to the [Engs.] Office Victoria [?]." 14T3 Roads & Trails is printed on the side of the map.

Chinatown existing

Item is an annotated photocopy of a map of Chinatown showing streets, buildings and the number of stories in each building. Includes the area bounded by Taylor Street, Hastings Street, Gore Avenue and Keefer Street. The Provincial Historic Site Boundary, designated February 2, 1971, is drawn and indicated on the map. Notations pertaining to the boundary and the indication of the number of stories in each building appear on the map.

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.

Vancouver, B.C. Plan showing location of water pipes, hydrants, etc. [Fairview slopes]

Item is a map showing the location of water pipes and hydrants for the area bounded by Scotia Street, False Creek, Spruce Street and Tenth Avenue (D.L. 526, D.L. 302 and D.L. 200). Block 6 in D.L. 200 was covered by an overlay depicting a later sub-division. Pipes and hydrants are shown in various coloured inks to indicate installation date. Annotations have been drawn on a base map that was part of a larger map.

Vancouver (B.C.). Water Works Department

Vancouver, B.C. Plan showing location of water pipes, hydrants, etc. [Westminster Avenue to McLean Drive]

Item is a map showing the location of water pipes and hydrants for the Downtown Eastide and Strathcona west of McLean Drive (D.L. 181, D.L. 182B, D.L. 196). The sheet also includes an inset map of the area bounded by Columbia Street, Alexander Street, Westminster Avenue and Powell Street. Pipes and hydrants are shown in various coloured inks to indicate date of installation.

Vancouver (B.C.). Water Works Department

[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."

Map of portion New Westminster District

Item is a heavily-amended copy of a map illustrating intended land settlement and subdivision in 1877 in the future sites of Vancouver, Burnaby and the North Shore, from an area bordering on English Bay to an area bordering on North Arm. Also shown are bodies of water, Hastings & Granville Road, and the settlements of Hastings and Granville. Annotations by J.S. Matthews in 1954 made on the copy are tracings in white pen and darkening the background to improve the copy.

Commercial Map of Greater Vancouver and District [BC]

Commercial map of Greater Vancouver and District depicts railroads, paved streets, streetcar stops, schools, buildings. Uniquely, the map shows the city divided by Postal Block numbers and half mile circles that radiate from City Hall on the corner of Main and Hastings.
The map has large red arrows and clippings of libraries pasted to it that show six proposed library locations and sketch plans. Also included on the map, is an index of all depicted roads in the Hastings, Point Grey, South Vancouver, and Burnaby areas. A legend and compass rose are located in the bottom left hand corner of the map.
The westernmost is road on the map is Marine Drive and the easternmost is North Road while the northernmost is Dempsey Street, and the southernmost is 20th Road.

Vancouver sheet, British Columbia

Item is a map of Vancouver Island and the southwest portion of mainland British Columbia from Bella Coola to Clinton, and south to New Westminster. Map shows geological, land district, and park boundaries; locations of mining recording offices and sub-offices; elevations in feet above sea level; mineral occurrences; and the development of geological formations by era.

Commercial Map of Greater Vancouver and District [BC]

The map shows the Greater Vancouver Area and its roads, streets, and residential, commercial, and industrial districts in July 1924. In accordance with the legend, the map shows railroads, electric railways, parks, and buildings. The map uniquely depicts the center of Vancouver which is approximately 5400 feet and spans from Water and Railway Street to Prior Street and Abbott Street to Princess Street. The center circle then concentrically expands outwards with other circles marking every mile outward.
Additionally, there are annotations in black, red, yellow, and green. The black annotations mark topography and contour lines with listed elevations. The red annotations mark water gauges. The yellow annotations indicate the best routes through the City and District as suggested by the Automobile Club of BC. The green annotations appear for an unknown reason.
The Westernmost road on the map is Marine Drive and the Easternmost is Columbia Street and North Road while the Northernmost road on the map is Dempsey St. in North Vancouver and the Southernmost point is No. 20 Road.

Plan of the City of Vancouver [BC] Western Terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway

The map shows the city of Vancouver in 1886. The map displays the CPR Railway tracks throughout Vancouver. The bodies of water - False Creek, Burrard Inlet, and Coal Harbour - are emphasized with approximately 5cm of blue pencil outlining the bodies of water. Additionally, streets, parks, and residential lots are also depicted.
The Northernmost point on the map is the Indian Reserve and the intersection of Capilano River and the First Narrows river, and the Southernmost point is the Due West City Boundary (listed at N 89 05 W). The Easternmost is the City Boundary for the townside of Hastings (listed at 55? E) and the Westernmost road on the map is Campbell Street.
A detailed compass, in the middle of the map, shows Astronomic North.

Sheet 5 : Slocan Street to Boundary Road and Seventeenth Avenue to Twenty-ninth Avenue

Item is a section showing the area from Slocan Street to Boundary Road and Seventeenth Avenue to Twenty-ninth Avenue. Includes streets and roads, blocks, lots, legal descriptions, railways, parks, schools and the Vancouver Preventorium (for tuberculosis patients).

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

Sheet 7 : Clark Drive to Slocan Street and Seventh Avenue to Eighteenth Avenue

Item is a section showing the area from Clark Drive to Slocan Street and Seventh Avenue to Eighteenth Avenue. Includes streets and roads, blocks, lots, legal descriptions, railways, parks and schools. Some annotations have been made in green ink.

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

Sheet 13 : Ontario Street to Clark Drive and First Avenue to Sixteenth Avenue

Item is a section showing the area from Ontario Street to Clark Drive and First Avenue to Sixteenth Avenue. Includes streets, roads, blocks, lots, legal descriptions, railways, parks and schools. Includes B.C. Electric Railway car barns.

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

Sheet 14 : Main Street to Knight Street and Fifteenth Avenue to King Edward Street

Item is a section showing the area from Main Street to Knight Street and Fifteenth Avenue to King Edward Street. Includes streets and roads, blocks, lots, legal descriptions, parks, schools and businesses.

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

Sheet B : Imperial Street to Trutch Street and waterfront to Fourth Avenue

Item is a section showing the area from Imperial Street to Trutch Street and waterfront to Fourth Avenue. Includes streets, roads and sewers; blocks, lots and legal descriptions; and parks and schools. Map shows Jericho Air Station and crown leases.

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

Sheet C : University Endowment Lands to Imperial Street and Fourth Avenue to Sixteenth Avenue

Item is a section showing the area from the University Endowment Lands to Imperial Street and Fourth Avenue to Sixteenth Avenue. Includes streets, roads, blocks, lots, legal descriptions, parks and schools.

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

Sheet D : Imperial Street to Trutch Street and Fourth Avenue to Sixteenth Avenue

Item is a section showing the area from Imperial Street to Trutch Street and Fourth Avenue to Sixteenth Avenue. Includes streets and roads; blocks; lots and legal descriptions; and parks, schools and golf courses.

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

Sheet F : Wallace Street to Trafalgar Street and Sixteenth Avenue to Twenty-seventh Avenue

Item is a section showing the area from Wallace Street to Trafalgar Street and Sixteenth Avenue to Twenty-seventh Avenue. Includes streets, roads, blocks, lots, legal descriptions, parks and schools.

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

Sheet J : University Endowment Lands to Wallace Street and Twenty-ninth Avenue to Thirty-eighth Avenue

Item is a section showing the area from the University Endowment Lands to Wallace Street and Twenty-ninth Avenue to Thirty-eighth Avenue. Includes streets, roads and sewers; blocks, lots and legal descriptions; and parks and schools.

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

Sheet S : Musqueam Reserve to Macdonald Street and Forty-ninth Avenue to Fraser River

Item is a section showing the area from Musqueam Reserve to Macdonald Street and Forty-ninth Avenue to the Fraser River. Includes streets and roads; blocks, lots and legal descriptions; and parks and golf courses.

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

Sheet U : Churchill Street to Cambie Street and Forty-ninth Avenue to Park Drive

Item is a section showing the area from Churchill Street to Cambie Street and Forty-ninth Avenue to Park Drive. Includes streets and roads; blocks, lots and legal descriptions; and parks and golf courses.

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

Sheet W : Fraser River to French Street and Fifty-ninth Avenue to Seventy-first Avenue

Item is a section showing the area from Fraser River to French Street and Fifty-ninth Avenue to Seventy-first Avenue. Includes streets and roads; blocks, lots and legal descriptions; and parks and golf courses.

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

Sheet Z : Milton Street to Heather Street and Seventy-second Avenue to Fraser River ; Angus Drive to Granville Street and South West Marine Drive to Fraser River

Item consists of two sections. One shows the area from Milton Street to Heather Street and Seventy-second Avenue to Fraser River; the other shows Angus Drive to Granville Street and South West Marine Drive to Fraser River. Includes streets, roads, railway lines, blocks, lots and legal descriptions.

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

Sheet S.V. 15 : Dawson Street to Boundary Road and Foster Avenue to Fiftieth Avenue

Item is a section showing the area from Dawson Street to Boundary Road and Foster Avenue to Fiftieth Avenue. Includes streets, roads, blocks, lots, legal descriptions, parks and schools. Annotations in pencil.

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

Sheet 1 : Slocan Street to Boundary Road and Triumph Street to Burrard Inlet

Item is a section showing the area bound by Slocan Street, Boundary Road, Triumph Street and the waterfront. Includes streets, roads, railways, blocks, lots, legal descriptions, quit claims, leases, parks and businesses along the waterfront.

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

Sheet 11 : Carrall Street to Clark Drive and waterfront to Keefer Street

Item is a section showing the area from Carrall Street to Clark Drive and waterfront to Keefer Street. Includes streets and roads, blocks, lots, legal descriptions, railways, parks, schools, freight sheds, warehouses, piers and businesses along the waterfront.

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

Sheet 12 : Ontario Street to Clark Drive and Keefer Street to Second Avenue

Item is a section showing the area from Ontario Street to Clark Drive and Keefer Street to Second Avenue. Includes streets, roads, blocks, lots, legal descriptions, railways, parks and schools. Includes Terminal Avenue and land used by the Great Northern Railway and the Canadian National Railway. Annotations in pencil.

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

Sheet 20 : Granville Street to Ontario Street and Robson Street to Sixth Avenue

Item is a section showing Granville Street to Ontario Street and Robson Street to Sixth Avenue. Includes streets, roads, blocks, lots, legal descriptions, businesses, crown leases, city leases, the Granville Street and Connaught (Cambie) Bridges, and the False Creek yards.

Sheet F : Wallace Street to Trafalgar Street and Sixteenth Avenue to Twenty-seventh Avenue

Item is a section showing the area from Wallace Street to Trafalgar Street and Sixteenth Avenue to Twenty-seventh Avenue. Includes streets and roads; blocks, lots and legal descriptions; and parks and schools.

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

Sheet J : University Endowment Lands to Wallace Street and Twenty-seventh Avenue to Thirty-eighth Avenue

Item is a section showing the area from the University Endowment Lands to Wallace Street and Twenty-seventh Avenue to Thirty-eighth Avenue. Includes streets, roads and sewers; blocks, lots, and legal descriptions; and parks and schools.

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

Sheet L : Trafalgar Street to Granville Street and Nanton Avenue to Thirty-eighth Avenue

Item is a section showing the area from Granville Street to South Cambie Street and Twenty-seventh Avenue to Thirty-eighth Avenue. Includes streets, roads, blocks, lots, legal descriptions, parks, golf courses and schools. Annotations in pencil.

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

Sheet M : Granville Street to South Cambie Street and Twenty-seventh Avenue to Thirty-eighth Avenue

Item is a section showing the area from Granville Street to South Cambie Street and Twenty-seventh Avenue to Thirty-eighth Avenue. Includes streets, roads, blocks, lots, legal descriptions, parks, hospitals, golf courses, reservoirs and government buildings.

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

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