Did You Notice
The end results of Kitsilano’s 100 Memories Project are now appearing at various spots around Kitsilano.
It is a “a community-run celebration of the neighbourhood’s centennial in 2005. As an artistic legacy, the plaques will serve to sharpen your sense of this place we call Kitsilano.”
Found at the SE corner of Carnarvon and Broadway, this plaque depicted an aspect of Kitsilano’s West Broadway legacy. Written by Judith Bowersox, she describes the various stores long gone and the those such as Ace Cycles which opened in 1945 and the Hollywood Theatre built by the Fairleigh family in 1935.
Travelling a few blocks east and west did not turn up others and having checked the Kitsilano 100 Memories Project page no map or locators were evidenced. This is unfortunate! Hopefully a directory of their locations will be available in the future as it would make for a wonderful historic “walk-about’ akin to painter and writer Michael Kluckner’s VANCOUVER WALKS, a tour of Kitsilano Historic Homes.
Kitsilano Real Estate Boom 1906 – 1912
Within the pages of Derek Hayes’ Historical Atlas of Vancouver are found advertisements by James Eadie & Son, for prime Kits lots at 2nd and Dunbar asking a princely sum of $2150. A 50 foot lot on York was $4600.
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