Robson Street

Robson Street runs through downtown Vancouver from Beatty Street, until it intersects with Chilco Street near the edge of Lost Lagoon.

 

1800 Block Robson Street - Detail from Goad's Atlas of the city of Vancouver - 1912 - Vol 1 - Plate 7 - Coal Harbour to Barclay Street and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

1800 Block Robson Street – Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 7 – Coal Harbour to Barclay Street and Cardero Street to Stanley Park.

Link to 1800 block of Robson Street.

 

1900 Block Robson Street - Detail from Goad's Atlas of the city of Vancouver - 1912 - Vol 1 - Plate 7 - Coal Harbour to Barclay Street and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

1900 Block Robson Street – Detail from Goad’s Atlas of the city of Vancouver – 1912 – Vol 1 – Plate 7 – Coal Harbour to Barclay Street and Cardero Street to Stanley Park

 

Link to 1900 block of Robson Street.

 

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.

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