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!

Grandview Database v. 19

We have today uploaded a new and updated version of the Grandview Database.  

This version incorporates almost 900 new and amended data points since the previous release:

  • Another 370 additional households have been added from the 1921 census.;
  • An additional 350 entries have been aaded from the 1914 City Directory;.
  • Almost 50 new entries have come from the Changes on the Drive series, covering recent history on Commercial Drive;
  • And more than 100 miscellaneous entries have been added from the “Highland Echo” (1935-1980) and contemporary real estate listings.

In November we will once again be concentrating on completing the data available from the 1921 Census. We hope you find the Database of value, and we encourage and welcome corrections, and additions.

October Grandview Heritage Group meeting, this Thursday

Hello!
Our October meeting is this Thursday, October 19th. As usual, we will meet in the Britannia Boardroom at 7:00 p.m.

This month’s agenda will include:

  • Our regular review of things happening in the neighbourhood that are of interest to our group, led by Eric. Because we missed our Sept meeting, there’s a lot to catch up on.
  • Update on our century sign campaign…
  • Anything else you’d like to discuss!

Our agenda is always flexible and our discussions are always both educational and entertaining.
Everyone is welcome! Do come and join us!

Grandview Database v 16

We have today uploaded a new and updated version of the Grandview Database.  

This version incorporates more than 2100 new and amended data points since the previous release.

  • Another 450 households have been entered from the 1921 Census. The 1921 census included details of house structure & size, and a raft of high quality data on rents in the neighbourhood;
  • An additional 700 entries almost completes the 1913 City Directory
  • About 475 new data points have been captured from miscellaneous references in the “Highland Echo” and similar sources covering the period 1901-1999;
  • A similar number of data points have been collected from the first 49 editions of “Changes On The Drive” covering the period from 2011 through 2015.

We hope you find the Database of value, and we encourage and welcome corrections, and additions.