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Lightning in the Neighbourhood…

In recent research on a house on Tyne Street in Vancouver, I came across this this fascinating and terrifying account of a thunderstorm in August 1919 in the Daily World. The thunderstorm on Thursday night resulted in three houses being struck by lightning. The home of Mrs. Dunlop, Tyne street and Fifty-third avenue, was one.… Continue reading Lightning in the Neighbourhood…

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Really Old House!

In this photograph of Alexander and Powell Streets between Jackson and Princess taken in the 1950s sits the second and possibly the third oldest houses in Vancouver. I discovered the third house while doing some research for a client on the street. 502 Alexander is acknowledged as the second oldest surviving house in the city,… Continue reading Really Old House!