Over the weekend I found a federal site that has a listing of heritage sites in Vancouver (and North Vancouver and on Vancouver Island). I've covered some of them but there is still a lot to write on. If I repeat any I will apologize now but hopefully I will have new information.
And just in case you are wondering - to my knowledge this red dog does not have any historical significance. But he's cute.
Back in 1891, when this land was still being farmed, Olaff Miller owned this site and the parcels on both sides. In fact, up until 1911, Miller is listed as being one of the few residents that resided on Pandora between Kamloops and Clinton (now Penticton) Streets. Thirteen years later a formal ownership between the Miller and Kendrick families appears in the land titles.
Further along Pandora, between Slocan and Kaslo Streets, is the Campbell House.
It's funny. While writing this blog there have been many times where I have had to reroute my thinking. Realize things like the fridge, which I take for granted, hasn't been around all that long. Or when I think of distance and travelling how difficult it was for the early settlers, like Gassy Jack, to go somewhere that it only takes us minutes to get to.
Another find on that website was information on a building I took pictures of this summer.
This is a modest structure and was not intended to be a architectural showpiece. It is functional and much less ornate than the Victorian designs of earlier times.
Remember when I wrote on the Rickshaw Theatre and said I hadn't been able to find out any information on it? I did discover that it used to be called the Shaw Theatre. Nothing else yet but I am still looking. All the answers I seek will come to me eventually. Like are there tunnels under the city and if so where do they lead and why were they built?
Before I go I heard something interesting over the weekend.
I hope you find the beauty around you.
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