In the stuff that lies around on my desk, I have a photo of the figurehead of the Empress of Japan taken in 1928 just after it was installed in Stanley Park. As the ship was being broken up near the Second Narrows bridge on the North Shore, Vancouver Province publisher Frank J. Burd had… Continue reading There be Dragons…
Got a question today about the fountain in Stanley Park’s Lost Lagoon and was asked about whether it came from the Chicago World’s fair of 1934… This idea has been floating around for awhile and appears in many write ups about the park, but it seemed far fetched. Why would we drag a big chunk… Continue reading Stanley Park and the creator of Lost Lagoon’s Fountain
Stanley Park’s 125 year modern history in a timeline. Just in time to celebrate the birthday.
In 1909, someone thought it might be a good idea to build grain elevators on Deadmans Island. Park Board turned the idea down.
In 1919 it was suggested that the board put on open air movies in Stanley Park. Not sure it was approved. That same year the Board put aside a flower bed to grow poppies “from Flanders Field”.