Grandview Database v.25

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

This version incorporates more than 3,700 new and amended data points since the previous release

  • More than 1,400 additional entries have been added from the 1917 City Directory;
  • More than 2,000 additional entries have been compiled from the 1921 census;
  • And about 250 miscellaneous entries have been added from the Vancouver Daily World (1917-1922).

The miscellaneous entries, which we have been adding slowly to the mix each month, include births, marriages, deaths, arrests, assaults, thefts, accidents, fires, staff hiring, and social occasions of all sorts.  They help to flesh out the details of the lives of those living in Grandview one hundred years ago.

In July we will complete both the 1917 Directory and the 1921 census.

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

Grandview Database v.24

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

This version incorporates more than 2,200 new and amended data points since the previous release

  • More than 1,300 additional entries have been added from the 1916 through 1923 City Directories;
  • More than 500 additional entries have been compiled from the 1921 census;
  • And about 450 miscellaneous entries have been added from the “Highland Echo” (1935-1980), the Encyclopedia of Commercial Drive, the Vancouver Daily World (1923-1924) and Vancouver Evening Sun (1924), and contemporary real estate listings.

In July we will continue with entries from all streams of data.

We will be at No Car Day on Commercial Drive on July 8th and the database will be available for review.  Please stop by our table and allow us to show you what information we have on your Grandview home.

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

Grandview Database v. 23

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

This version incorporates more than 2,800 new and amended data points since the previous release

  • More than 2,250 additional entries have been added from the 1915 through 1920 City Directories; 1915 is now complete.;
  • And about 600 miscellaneous entries have been added from the “Highland Echo” (1935-1980), the Encyclopedia of Commercial Drive, and contemporary real estate listings.

In June we will continue with Directory entries and perhaps do more work on the 1921 census.

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

Grandview Database v.22

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

This version incorporates more than 2,850 new and amended data points since the previous release

  • More than 2,300 additional entries have been added from the 1914 and 1915 City Directories; 1914 is now complete.;
  • And about 550  miscellaneous entries have been added from the “Highland Echo” (1935-1980), the Encyclopedia of Commercial Drive, and contemporary real estate listings.

In May we will complete the 1915 Directory entries and do more work on the 1921 census.

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

Grandview Database v.21

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

This version incorporates almost 600 new and amended data points since the previous release

  • More than 550 additional entries have been added from the 1914 City Directory;
  • And about 50  miscellaneous entries have been added from the “Highland Echo” (1935-1980), contemporary real estate listings, and another historian’s interim work on Parker Street.

In May we will complete the 1914 Directory entries.  We hope you find the Database of value, and we encourage and welcome corrections, and additions which should be sent to jakking@shaw.ca.

Grandview Database v.20

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

We were obliged to take a few months’ rest from working on the Database this winter. Now we are back, starting in a small way. This version incorporates about 100 new and amended data points since the previous release:

  • Another 60 entries have been added from the 1914 City Directory;
  • Another 40 entries have been updated to reflect current MLS sales and listings.

In March 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.

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.

Grandview Database v. 18

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

Some unforeseen difficulties slowed down work this month, However, this version still incorporates more than 400 new and amended data points since the previous release

  • Another 275 additional Building Permits have been sifted from the goldmine that is the Heritage Vancouver database of early permits. We are now caught up with their latest update, and we look forward to the next batch which will include the 1922 permits;
  • About 50 additional data points have been collected from contemporary real estate listings and miscellaneous sources.
  • We have also completely remapped and re-entered Block 144, the most unnecessarily complex block in the neighbourhood, which was shown inaccurately in previous editions of this database. A number of researchers who have worked on this block agree that the original surveyors must have had a really good time in the tavern before going to work that day!

In October we will 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.

Grandview Database v. 17

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

This version incorporates more than 1,250 new and amended data points since the previous release.

  • Another 250 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; We estimate that we are about half way through the data collection from this invaluable source.
  • An additional 500 entries completes the 1913 City Directory and has begun work on 1914.
  • About 500 additional Building Permits have been sifted from the goldmine that is the Heritage Vancouver database of early permits.
  • A small number of additional data points have been collected from contemporary real estate listings and miscellaneous sources.

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

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.

  • About 700 of these additional data points almost complete entries from the 1913 Directory;
  • More than 450 households have been added from the 1921 Census;
  • About 500 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 was added from the first 49 editions of Changes On The Drive covering Commercial Drive from 2011 to 2015;

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