Monday, January 6, 2014

Homes and Service

This apartment, built in 1910, is at 2950 Renfrew Street.

Welcome back everyone! I hope that you had a safe and happy holiday season.

Are you ready for 2014? Did you make New Year's resolutions and, if so, are still sticking with them? 

I make goals and plans for the New Year and I start on the second of January. That way, if I have any leftover junk from Christmas and New Year's, I can finish it and start fresh. 

Two of my eBooks, Mystique Rising and The Bond, A Paranormal Love Story, are on sale for 99 cents. If you are interested, click the respective book cover on the side of the page.

Now, back to Vancouver history.
Located at 1440 Renfrew, the Reid Residence dates back to 1928. 

The first owner/occupant was Harley L. Reid who was a shipwright for BC Marine Engineers and Shipbuilders. He worked at the foot of Victoria Drive. 

Harley died in the late 40s or early 50s but his wife, Millicent, remained in this house until 1969.

The Reids didn't move far when the family came to this home. Their address prior to this was one block away at 2981 Grant Street.

Water service was established at this address in 1928 but the house isn't listed until 1929 and then it was vacant. The first residents listed are the Reids starting in 1930.

The next set of photos are of  T.C.M. Auto Service. Built in 1959, this service was originally called Goodwill Motors Service Station and later the Inverness Motor Services Station.

I would like to thank Bob_2006 at for the information on the buildings.

I hope you find the beauty around you.

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  1. So glad your back. Interesting pictures. Love the house at 1440 Renfrew, the Reid Residence. Happy Blessed New Year.

    1. Thank you for your continued support. Happy New Year.