At one time these buildings, located across from the sugar refinery, housed the horses etc used to transport goods.
Now onto a story about a young man who came to our country under the service of another and made a success of himself.
In 1888 Maddam built a home at 941 East 7th Avenue and this was the first substantial house built in the area.
Maddam and his family had a five acre farm covering what is now known as China Creek Park.
At that time the waters of False Creek ran along the northern edge of the property and that provided access to the farm by boat. The rich soil of the area allowed the Maddams to sell tons of rhubarb, apples, pears, plums, prunes, loganberries, raspberries, strawberries and currants. The family also raised pigeons, dozens of breeds of chickens as well as producing wine and cider.
The Rainer Brewing Company of Seattle once offered the Maddams $100,000 for their land but the Maddams didn't sell. Unfortunately the family lost the land to taxes during the Depression.
I hope you find the beauty around you.