GHG Helps to Spawn the New Mount Pleasant Heritage Group

The following message is from Bruce Macdonald who has been intimately involved in the events described:

Grandview, the only of Vancouver’s 22 local areas to have its own heritage group, this week helped to spawn the founding of a new heritage group. On November 13, 2013 Danielle Peacock and Alyssa Myshok organized the founding meeting of the Mount Pleasant Heritage Group. The inaugural meeting was held in Mount Pleasant’s Quebec Manor, an historic co-op heritage building. The new group decided to use the Grandview Heritage Group as a template to get started. It will create a similar blog, and explore replicating Penny Street’s successful Grandview Centenary Signs Campaign, which places celebratory signs in the front yards of heritage homes 100 or more years old.

 

Mount Pleasant is a Victorian neighbourhood that started along Brewery Creek and had the distinction of being the location of 4 breweries by the 1890s. They were gone by 1913, but one hundred years later Mount Pleasant is now once again home to 4 new breweries. The new Red Truck Brewery right at the mouth of Brewery Creek will have a community room when it opens in 2014, and the Mount Pleasant Heritage Group could have its monthly meetings there.

 

The ease of creating web sites and blogs helped to facilitate the founding of the Grandview Heritage Group in 2011, resulting in the city’s first neighbourhood heritage group, website and blog — a model for other neighbourhoods in Vancouver, in other Canadian cities, or anywhere else. The web site already has over 100 historic photos of Grandview. The Grandview Heritage Group has now also started a wiki, a web site where ALL historic information on Grandview can be easily uploaded including the history of Grandview and its streets, parks, individuals, businesses, groups and organizations.

 

We are also working to make it easy for others to create a new heritage group. Some other possible new neighbourhood heritage groups in Vancouver are the following:

 

Cedar Cottage Heritage Group
Cedar Cove Heritage Group
Dunbar Heritage Group
Fairview Heritage Group
Gastown Heritage Group
Hastings Heritage Group
Kitsilano Heritage Group
Marpole Heritage Group
Strathcona Heritage Group
West End Heritage Group
Yaletown Heritage Group

2 thoughts on “GHG Helps to Spawn the New Mount Pleasant Heritage Group

  1. Can someone please help me reconnect with Danielle Peacock from Mount Pleasant? She is mentioned in this article. I knew her when I lived in Quebec Manor many years ago. I’ve been in Asia for many years. I would really appreciate receiving her email address. Thanks very much.
    — jon anderson

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