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Introduction

West End - Postcard - Looking west down Davie Street

West End – Postcard – Looking west down Davie Street

This site is about the history of the West End in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, starting in the late 1800s and running to about 1920. It deals mostly with the West of Denman area, which goes from Denman Street on the east to Stanley Park on the west, and from Coal Harbour on the north to English Bay on the south.

This is an outline of what is on the site:

  1. General historical background, including information on street layout and street names
  2. Houses and individual named buildings
  3. Biographies and named businesses

Each house and building will eventually have its own page, with links to other information on this site and elsewhere.

Similarly, each head of a household or family will have their own page, with links to other information on this site and elsewhere.

At this point, I haven’t included many pictures showing the buildings that are currently on each site. Below are sources for some current buildings. I don’t have any connection to these sites, but they are often useful:

  1. Vancouver Real Estate: Les Twarog and Sonja Pederson: Strata Building Location Map for West End: http://www.6717000.com/downtownmaps/map6-l.php
  2. Vancouver Real Estate: Les Twarog and Sonja Pederson: Strata Building List for West End: http://www.6717000.com/region-6.html#listofbuildings

The About page gives more details on the general nature of this site.

Each time I add a new page, I include a short post on the blog part of the site, including a short description of the subject of the page, along with a link to the page.

 

Navigating this site.

Although this is a basic WordPress site, it does allow you to find information in several ways.

Use the dropdown lists at the top of this page. The main categories refer to business names, named buildings, streets and biographies. These dropdown lists are sometimes finicky, but they do work.

The general categories for most street names and biographies also lead to separate pages. At this point, some of the pages are just placeholders, but they will get further details when the information is ready.

Use the search box near the top right of the screen. This search applies to everything on the site, including the blog posts and the general pages.

Click on tags in the tag cloud. They apply to the general occupations of the heads of families. These tags apply only to the blog posts, not to the general pages.

 

Please let me know what you think.

If you have any questions, comments, or additional information, I would be pleased to hear from you.

 

Robert Moen

Ambrose Clark (1883-1909)

I added a new page on Ambrose Clark. He was a carpenter and logger who lived at 1808 Nelson Street in 1908.

Lancelot Lincoln Cheyne (1886-1963)

I added a new page on Lancelot Lincoln Cheyne. He was a marine engineer who lived at 1800 Nelson Street in 1916.

Robert Somerville Chipman (1874-1906)

R.S. Chipman, detail from curling team, Calgary, Alberta; date: 1896-1897; Glenbow Archives, PB-212-4http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arcpb/d/pb-212-4.jpg.

R.S. Chipman, detail from curling team, Calgary, Alberta; date: 1896-1897; Glenbow Archives, PB-212-4http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arcpb/d/pb-212-4.jpg.

I added a new page on Robert Somerville Chipman. He was an accountant who lived at 1155 Denman Street in 1906 and 1907. His widow, Isabel, lived at 1155 Denman Street in 1908.

Mrs. J.H. Carr (18??-19??)

I added a new page on Mrs. J. H. Carr, who lived at 2022 Haro Street in 1919.

No further information is available at this time.

Emj Carr (18??-19??)

I added a new page on Miss Emj Carr. She was a music teacher who lived at 1086 Denman Street in 1913.

She appeared in the Vancouver directory in 1912 as well, when she was working a stenographer with the Ladyware Company at 125 West Hastings Street. She was living at 550 Hornby Street.

Benjamin Carroll (1853-1925)

I added a new page on Benjamin Carroll. He was a carpenter who lived at 1862 Beach Avenue from 1904 to 1905.

Hubert Cecil Harold Cannon (1870-1934)

I added a new page on Hubert Cecil Harold Cannon (1870-1934). He was a salmon canner and insurance broker. He lived at 1050 Chilco Street from about 1902 to 1908.

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