I found a self guided walking tour of Yaletown on the Internet last night so today I decided to walk there.
Yaletown, much like Vancouver itself, came to be in response to the railroad. And some wise politicians giving tax concessions to CPR so that the company would build their rail yards and terminals here. They did. And other businesses sprang up around that hub.
Many of the workers for the railroad stayed at the Yale Hotel on what is on Granville Street.
Also built in 1890 was The Golden Gate Hotel.
And here is the building the bank moved to.
In 1900 the City of Vancouver laid out this area as a warehouse district. It was close to CPR`s rail lines and shipping dock making it an ideal place for warehousing companies, truck and transfer firms and small businesses to set up.
Many of these warehouses have been converted to residential. From what I have seen on the Internet some of the suites are spectacular.
I walked for a long time today and I got a lot of pictures. I also noticed that I made an error on a few and will eventually have to go back. That`s okay. Another blog entry is in the works.
I hope you find the beauty around you.
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