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Dunbar & Point Grey

November 27, 2017

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A tree brought down by a winter storm has fallen into a recently built home at 2nd Avenue and Waterloo Street.

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A construction gang who appear to be laying streetcar tracks near 18th and Dunbar.

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The Hastings Mill Store at its relocated spot by the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club where it is now a museum. It was originally the company store at Hastings Mill which was just beside Gastown. It is the only building to survive the Great Fire of Vancouver in 1886 that continues to exist today.

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Families dressed in their Sunday best leaving the Kerrisdale Baptist Church. The church survives today on East Boulevard.

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A streetcar crosses Dunbar Street in this photo taken from West 41st.

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The aftermath of a brutal-looking car accident alongside the Arbutus Corridor railway line.

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Jean and Jack Davidson playing in their yard on West 42nd Avenue.

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Children play on the patio of the Alexander House at 16th and Collingwood.

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A view south down Dunbar Street from 29th Avenue. Recently logged, the streetcar lines often presaged rapid development of suburban communities around Vancouver.

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A fire engine rushes to the scene of a bush fire at Blenheim Street and 2nd Avenue.

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Horse-drawn fire engines respond to a bush fire at Blenehim Street and 2nd Avenue.

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The snow-covered home of James Quiney at Dunbar and 4th. He was the photographer who created many of the photos in this collection.

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The home of Ellis Keenleyside at Waterloo and 1st Avenue.

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The home of Ellis Keenleyside at Waterloo and 1st Avenue.

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A worker lays wooden planks down as a temporary sidewalk in front of the home of J.W. Morrison at Waterloo and 2nd.

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The Point Grey Municipal Hall, back when Point Grey was its own separate municipality. It has since been replaced by this community centre.

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An early Safeway at 17th and Dunbar, one of the few retailers that have survived over a century of dramatic economic change and upheaval.

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Two employees in their pristine white uniforms stand in front of a Shell gas station at 4th and Blenheim.

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A woman is photographed mid-throw hurling a snowball at someone just outside the frame as a grinning man looks on near 4th and Waterloo.

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A small steam train hauls away massive logs at the foot of Trutch Street, a process that occurred all throughout this part of Vancouver in the 1890s and 1900s, allowing large scale residential construction to take place.

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The first streetcar to run this route crosses Waterloo Street by 4th Avenue, heralding the development of the area. A sign advertises J. Quincy Real Estate, who took many of the photos used in this series.

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Cottages built for day-trippers looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Vancouver life are seen here at the foot of Balaclava Street. The construction of streetcar lines out to this area at the same time meant Kitsilano and Point Grey were about to undergo dramatic change.

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The new Art Deco style Dunbar Theatre at 45th and Dunbar.

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Two streetcars travelling West on 41st near Dunbar Street. Very soon after the Second World War the streetcars would begin to disappear, replaced by faster bus service.

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A bear cub hiding up a tree near 16th and Collingwood Street.

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A real estate office on Waterloo Street.

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An early panoramic shot of Kerrisdale taken from 41st and West Boulevard.

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