Friday, October 7, 2011
1086 Bute Street
In 1911 Jacob Valdone Lightheart and G.E. Lightheart built one of the early great apartment buildings in Vancouver. It was built on the site of Albert Edward Beck's 1891 house and was named the Royal Alexandra.
I was asked by one of my readers how Mole Hill got its name and I realized I didn't know. So I started investigating.
To understand where the name comes from I am going to tell you about how it came to be.
So a group of people got together to take on city hall. Through educating the public about the history of the homes in this block, gaining signatures and numerous other activities they managed to save the homes which tenants were being certain to keep up from the wrecking ball.
I hope you find the beauty around you.
Karen Magill,Henry and Elizabeth Mole, Vancouver,StrathmoreLodge,Bute,Parks Board,History,Royal Alexandra