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South west, south, and south east views from Hastings Viaduct 400 Block East Georgia across McLean Park 400 Block East Georgia Street McLean Park Old B.C. Electric Gas Plant from roof of McLean Park High-rise, looking east Intersection of Georgia and Dunlevy, looking north-west from roof of high-rise View of Strathcona, McLean Park housing development in foreground 700 Block East Georgia, looking west Looking north across new McLean Park at 700 block Keefer New McLean park in foreground, 700 block Keefer in background New McLean park in foreground, 700 block Keefer in background Looking south-west from roof of McLean Park High-rise, intersection  of Union and Dunlevy Start of construction on McLean Park from south-west corner of park Start of construction on McLean Park from north-west corner of park Looking south and south-west from Hastings Viaduct Group of three photos; Looking north west from Georgia and Jackson; west from Georgia & Jacks... McLean Park housing at Dunlevy and Union Streets New McLean Park housing [including Seniors' high-rise] taken from Jackson and Keefer View of high-rise housing in McLean Park from Dunlevy and Keefer View of high-rise housing in McLean Park from Dunlevy and Keefer View of Keefer street and corner of high-rise housing in McLean Park, from Dunlevy and Keefer The west end of Block 86 [Keefer Street - south side] Demolition, 971-977 Keefer Relocation of Raymur Avenue Model of Raymur Housing 1157 E. Cordova 1157 E. Cordova Two photos: looking south east from corner of Keefer & Heatley; looking south west from corne... Manke's Cabins from Hastings Viaduct (900 Block E. Pender Street) Russian Church at Georgia and Campbell Area A-1, looking north to Hastings Viaduct from 1000 block Union after demolition of Continental... Looking north towards Georgia Viaduct from Union Street Area A-2 [Looking north-west. from 1000 Block Union Street] Looking south-west from Raymur Avenue Looking south-west from Raymur Avenue Area A-1, Relocation of Raymur Avenue Sign on Union Street indicating Federal and Provincial and City support of Raymur Housing McLean Park with 700 Block Keefer in background

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Photographs of Strathcona

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  • 1961-1966 (Creation)
    Vancouver (B.C.). Properties Division

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38 photographs

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In the early years the management of City-owned properties was the responsibility of the Office of the Assessment Commissioner. By 1912 the Land Purchasing and Claims Department was established to take over the function. The names for this unit fluctuated, e.g. by 1932 it was the Land Sales Department and by 1936 the Lands and Rentals Department. By the late 1940s the functions included land sales, rentals, building repairs, land subdivisions, and insurance; by the 1948 expansion additional responsibilities were land purchasing, industrial development, lot clearing (transferred from City Engineer), and wartime housing (159-E-6 reel 1 file 1). On July 27, 1957 City Council passed the recommendation of the newly formed Board of Administration (1956) that the following units would become part of a new Finance Department headed by the City Comptroller: City Comptroller's Office, Accounting, Addressograph and Multilith, Assessment, Internal Audit, License and Business Tax, Motor Vehicle Inspection, Personnel and Payroll, Property and Insurance [referred to as the Properties Division], Purchasing and Supply, Revenue Collection, Tabulating, and Treasurer. In 1978 the Properties Division became part of the Civic Buildings Department, which was reconfigured as the Housing and Properties Department in 1989. With the major City reorganization of 1995, the Housing and Properties Department became Real Estate Services, under the broad financial unit called Corporate Services.

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File consists of 38 photographs showing areas in Strathcona before, during and after development. Topics include the relocation of Raymur Avenue, the McLean Park housing developments, and the Raymur housing project.

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Photographs in this file have been assigned item numbers with the prefix "CVA 181"

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