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.

Next Meeting: Thursday 21st June

My apologies for the lateness of this posting.

The next meeting of the Grandview Heritage Group will take place at 7:00pm on Thursday 21st June at the Britannia Info Boardroom, Napier Street.  This month’s agenda is scheduled to include:

  • A short movie presented by Michael Kluckner;
  • An update on Hawi’ian house histories;
  • Eric on old magazines;
  • An update on the Shelley’s sign;
  • An update on the Centenary Houses signs;
  • A final review for Car Free Day in July;
  • Neighbourhood Update

Our agenda is always flexible and open; if there are other items of heritage or historical interest you would like to add, come along and we’ll be happy to chat!