It’s been a busy summer, but at last I have a schedule for the Wednesday Night Heritage Walks.
All walks are at 7:00pm cost 10.00pp (cash or credit card), no reservations needed and they last about 2 hours. johnatkin.com
July 31st – Strathcona: innovation and history
This historic neighbourhood isn’t frozen in time but has been able to accommodate new development in innovative ways. Join us on a look at the history and development in Strathcona.
Meet at the north west corner of Union and Jackson
August 7th – John Street: off the grid in Mount Pleasant
One of the early bits of odd-ball surveying in an area once owned by H.V. Edmonds. We’ll explore the length of the street and its history.
Meet at the corner of John Street and King Edward
August 14th – West of Cambie: J.S. Woods and the English Revival style
In 1939, J.S. Woods of Master Craft homes broke ground on his Little Mountain subdivision developing a neighbourhood “of uniform character ” with “one street in the English Style and another with the western bungalow” This area is poised for significant change.
Meet at the south west corner of Ash and 28th
August 28th – Shaughnessy: the other side of Granville
The east side of Granville in this extraordinary neighbourhood seems to get all the attention. So on this tour we’ll explore the western edge of Shaughnessy with its interesting mix of homes.
Meet at the south west corner of Cedar Crescent and 17th Avenue
September 4th – The West End: The Lightheart legacy
The Lightheart brothers are responsible for some of the West End’s iconic apartment buildings and we’ll be taking look at a number of these buildings on the evening walk.
Meet at Nicola at Nelson (at the fire hall)