Robson Street runs through downtown Vancouver from Beatty Street, until it intersects with Chilco Street near the edge of Lost Lagoon.
Source of name
Lauchlan Hamilton named Robson Street after John Robson (1824-1892), who was the provincial secretary and minister of finance for British Columbia in 1883, and the premier of British Columbia from 1889-1892.
Elizabeth Walker, Street Names of Vancouver, 1999, page 106.
Richard Edward Allen, A Pictorial History of Vancouver: Book 1: Origin of Street and Place Names, 1982, page 64.
Link to 1800 block of Robson Street.
Link to 1900 block of Robson Street.