Grandview Database v. 28

After a delay of some months due to technical issues, we have today uploaded a new and substantially updated version of the Grandview Database.  

This version incorporates more than 6,000 new and amended data points since the previous release

  • Grandview:  All Directory entries are now complete through 1918, entries from the 1921 Census are about 90% complete, and a generalised “Grandview” sweep through newspapers is complete through 1934;
  • Commercial Drive: Entries from the 1921 census are complete. Directory information for blocks 900-1300 is now complete through year 2000, for blocks 1400-2200 the Directory entries are now complete through 1924. A specific “Commercial Drive” newspaper sweep is complete through 1931, with significant additional material from 1936-1956.
  • New formatting has been adopted to help shape and define the information blocks.

Now that the 1921 census data entry has been completed, analysis of certain overall characteristics of Grandview in 1921 can begin to be ascertained — population densities, household sizes, the location, distribution and cost of residential rental space, for example.  The recent concentration on Commercial Drive allows for the beginnings of detailed analysis of retail and other sociological trends across decades. Over the next few months we hope to bring some of this work into the public forum.

We hope you find the Database of value, and we encourage and welcome corrections, and additions which should be sent to jakking@shaw.ca.

May GHG Meeting – Thursday, May 16th

Our next Grandview Heritage Group meeting is Thursday, May 16th.
We meet in the Britannia “Info Centre” Board Room at 7:00 p.m. and we’ll have our usual wide-ranging and open agenda, which this month will include:

  • Introductions
  • A mystery photo identified
  • Historical survey of Clark Park?
  • Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s planned Sept 28th Grandview tour update
  • Changes around the neighbourhood, including a demolition case study

Our agenda is flexible, and we are always happy to add items that you might want to discuss.
Everyone is welcome! Do come and join us!

Next Meeting Thurs April 18th!

Our next Grandview Heritage Group meeting is Thursday, April 18th.
We meet in the Britannia Board Room at 7:00 p.m. and will have our usual wide-ranging and open agenda, which this month will include:

  • Introductions
  • The house behind Beckwoman’s hippy emporium
  • An Adanac Street house mystery
  • Changes around the neighbourhood

Our discussions are always educational and entertaining … And, as usual, our agenda is flexible, and we are always happy to add items that you might want to discuss.
Everyone is welcome! Do come and join us!

GHG Meeting, Thursday, March 21st

Our next Grandview Heritage Group meeting is Thursday, March 21st.
We meet in the Britannia Board Room at 7:00 p.m. and will have our usual wide-ranging and open agenda, which this month will include:

  • Preserving commercial heritage on the Broadway corridor — Danielle Peacock from Mount Pleasant Heritage Group
  • Neighbourhood Review — Eric Phillips
  • Brainstorming potential candidates for a Vancouver Heritage Foundation Grandview Walking Tour (Sept 28) — all of us, and please bring your suggestions!

Our discussions are always educational and entertaining … And, as usual, our agenda is flexible, and we are always happy to add items that you might want to discuss.

Everyone is welcome! Do come and join us!

GHG Meeting, Thursday, Feb 21st

Hello!
Our next Grandview Heritage Group meeting is Thursday, February 21st (2019)
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We meet in the Britannia Board Room at 7:00 p.m. and will have our usual wide-ranging and open agenda, which this month will include:

  • A history of the Vancouver transit system – Angus McIntyre
  • A proposal for a Grandview Walking Tour – Judith Mosley from the Vancouver Heritage Foundation
  • Eric’s Neighbourhood Review

Our discussions are always educational and entertaining … And, as usual, our agenda is flexible, and we are always happy to add items that you might want to discuss.

Everyone is welcome! Do come and join us!

If you’d like to get monthly e-mail reminders of our meetings, let me know at grandviewheritage@gmail.com

Cheers,

Penny Street for GHG.

GHG Meeting Jan 17th

Our first Grandview Heritage Group meeting for 2019 is Thursday, January 17th.
We meet in the Britannia Board Room at 7:00 p.m. and will have our usual wide-ranging and open agenda, which this week will include:

  • An update on Heritage Vancouver’s program – Bill Yuen, Executive Director
  • The man in the coffin – Neville
  • Eric’s Neighbourhood Review;
  • An update on the oldest house in Grandview – Donato
  • GHG potential activities for 2019

Our discussions are always educational and entertaining … As usual, our agenda is flexible, and we are always happy to add items that you might want to discuss.

And, of course, everyone is welcome! Do come and join us!

Next Meeting: January 17, 2019!

We had good turnout for and excellent presentations at tonight’s Grandview Heritage Group meeting.
We decided that we won’t be meeting in December, so we’ll see you at our first meeting in 2019, which will be January 17th, in the Britannia Boardroom at 7:00 p.m. We will have our usual wide-ranging agenda to which you are always welcome to add items that you might want to discuss.

Everyone is welcome! Do come and join us!

Meeting this Thursday, Nov 15th

Our regular Grandview Heritage Group meeting is this Thursday, November 15th.
We meet in the Britannia Boardroom at 7:00 p.m. and will have our usual wide-ranging and open agenda, which this week will include a few short and interesting presentations:

  • Michael Kluckner on Prefab houses;
  • Neville Hogsden on King George VI’s visit to Grandview
  • Neville Hogsden on Grandview’s Funeral Home and Chapel
  • Eric Phillips on Western Steel
  • and, of course, Eric’s regular Neighbourhood Review

Our agenda is flexible; we are always happy to add items that you might want to discuss.
Everyone is welcome! Do come and join us!

Next GHG Meeting: 18th October

The next Grandview Heritage Group meeting is this Thursday, 18th October, at 7:00pm in the Britannia Boardroom on Napier Street.

This month’s agenda will include:

  • A circa 1908 postcard view of Commercial Drive;
  • The influence of the Storybook style in Grandview;
  • Around the neighbourhood, a review.

As usual, our agenda is open to any other notes of interest that you may wish to discuss.  Everyone is welcome, so come and join us!

[My apologies for the lateness of this posting].

 

Next GHG Meeting: 20th September

After our usual summer break, the Grandview Heritage Group will commence its next series of monthly meetings this coming Thursday, 20th September, at 7:00pm in the Britannia Boardroom on Napier.

We are still finalising the agenda but it will include:

  • a presentation by Patrick Gunn of the Heritage Vancouver Society on their magnificent Building Permits Database;
  • a discussion led by developer James Evans regarding the future of the St. Clare’s nunnery portion of the Sr. Francis of Assisi estate on Semlin.

There will be plenty of other matters to discuss, including any topics you may wish to raise.  Everyone is welcome, so come and join us!