Friday, January 18, 2013
Until 1929 this was Keefer Street and it was on the street car line. The street car went west into downtown and was extended to Boundary Road between 1910 and 1919. (There is still a Keefer Street in Strathcona)
For a number of years prior to WWI, the owner of Manitoba Transfer, John Cummings, lived in this house. A transfer company was the precursor to present day teamsters. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters logo incorporates two horses and this is reminiscent of the transfer companies since they would drive heavy-duty carts pulled by two horses.
Not so much care has been taken with the house across the street, 1946. First resident was a teamster by the name of John H. Enright and this home was built in 1912. Yet, if you look close and use a little imagination, you can see how beautiful and majestic the home once was.
I hope you find the beauty around you.
Karen Magill, Vancouver, Ferndale, history, Hastings, shingle British Columbia, Canada, teamsters, restoration,City water