By 1968, 1505 square metres (16,200 square feet) of foundry space had been added as well as the installation of a channel type induction electric melting furnace, which replaced an earlier coke-fired iron melting cupola.
As of 1997, Terminal City products included waterworks fittings of gray cast iron and ductile iron in sixes from 2" through to and including 30" diameter. Terminal City was the only Canadian waterworks casting manufacturer that produced this range of fittings.
By the end of the twentieth century, Terminal City Iron Works had moved from this grand location to Langley. However, that wasn't the end of this block's usefulness.
Psych has filmed here, as has Eureka. So has Arrow, Fringe, the short lived Alcatraz, Caprica, Dark Angel, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe, John Doe and many more shows I am sure.
The entire complex is now up for sale. When I saw this, it prompted me to contact Terminal City Iron Works and I was referred to Mr. Stanley Mason - if you read Monday's entry, you will see that his family founded the company.
Mr. Mason is writing a book on the history of Terminal City Iron Works and he was kind enough to give me some information on the history of the company and the building.
This is part of Vancouver's history - a true success story. Anyone who buys this land is going to have to rejuvenate the soil due to all the chemicals that have been used there in the foundry business. With the way things are going in this city, I suspect it will be bought and eventually turned into condos.
Canadian Fire Hydrant and Water Works Museum online and MovieMaps for the information.
There are more photos of this site and I will be sharing them with you in future entries.
I hope you find the beauty around you.
Karen Magill, Vancouver, Arrow, history, MovieMaps, Stanley J Mason British Columbia, Canada, Terminal City Iron Works, Canadian Fire Hydrant and Waterworks Museum,TV
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