Dominion Carbolineum Works

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1909, page 621.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver and North Vancouver Directory, 1909, page 621.

William Henry Harvey operated the Dominion Carbolineum Works at 1803 Georgia Street from 1903 to about 1910.

1800 Block Georgia Street - detail from Insurance plan of the city of Vancouver - British Columbia - July 1897 - revised June 1903 - sheet 43; http://data2.archives.ca/e/e427/e010674745-v8.jpg.

1800 Block Georgia Street – detail from Insurance plan of the city of Vancouver – British Columbia – July 1897 – revised June 1903 – sheet 43; http://data2.archives.ca/e/e427/e010674745-v8.jpg.

The Carbolineum Works made creosoted wood for building roads, piers and other structures. (The creosote protected the wood from decay, but it caused long-lasting contamination of water and land.)

About 1910, the company moved to a larger site on the North Arm of the Fraser River.

Western Lumberman, April 1911, eighth year, number 4; page 31; https://archive.org/stream/westernlumberman1911#page/n216/mode/1up.

Western Lumberman, April 1911, eighth year, number 4; page 31; https://archive.org/stream/westernlumberman1911#page/n216/mode/1up.

In 1911, the company changed its name to “The Dominion Creosoting Company.”

Western Lumberman, April 1911, eighth year, number 6; page 40; https://archive.org/stream/westernlumberman1911#page/n345/mode/1up.

Western Lumberman, April 1911, eighth year, number 6; page 40; https://archive.org/stream/westernlumberman1911#page/n345/mode/1up.

In 1923, William Harvey sold the business to Robertson and Hackett Sawmills.

Further information appears on the page for William Henry Harvey (1845-1933).

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