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False Creek in Chinatown


As part of the research into the development of Chinatown along Pender Street I’ve been looking at False Creek and its changing shorelines. this quick sketch shows the original and early 1900s shorelines before fill pushed the shoreline out to its present location.

When the Great Northern Railway set up its station in 1910 at Pender and Carrall they didn’t fill the creek but built over it with a huge wooden deck and trestles. The creek was still open with a channel along today’s Quebec Street in the 1970s.

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