Meeting Notes: April 2018

It was another lively meeting last Thursday, with a wide range of topics discussed. After introductions, Eric took us through a 1967 Beaver Kit houses brochure. The brochure loudly proclaimed the use of Zonolite insulation which, today, is the cause of much asbestos distress for those seeking to renovate their older houses; We discussed theContinue reading “Meeting Notes: April 2018”

Centenary Signs 2015–16

Here is our map for the set of houses, at least 100 years old, we have chosen this year. There is a large cluster of them on Ferndale Street, reflecting the legacy of builder George Tyson more than a century ago. This is the fourth year of our project to celebrate Grandview’s Edwardian-era heritage buildings.Continue reading “Centenary Signs 2015–16”

Meeting Notes: April 2015

We had another exciting and stimulating meeting of the Grandview Heritage Group last night, with about 20 folks in attendance.  The topics we discussed were as wide-ranging as ever. Ann presented information about a film screening and an art show, both of which will be of interest to Vancouver urbanists.  At the Grunt Art GalleryContinue reading “Meeting Notes: April 2015”

Our June 19th meeting

About 20 people showed up at the boardroom at Britannia Community Centre for the monthly GHG meeting. • the launch party for the 2014 Centenary Signs, with cake and refreshments, will be at 11 am Saturday June 28th at Mosaic Park at the corner of Charles and McLean in the heart of the “west ofContinue reading “Our June 19th meeting”

The 2014 set of Centenary Signs houses

For the third year in a row, we have celebrated two-dozen Grandview houses that are at least 100 years old. This year’s set focuses on groups of historic houses and includes, for the first time, a number of houses west of Commercial Drive – a sometimes overlooked historic area that has been infilled with quiteContinue reading “The 2014 set of Centenary Signs houses”

Meeting Notes: April 2014

There was a heavy rainstorm and a wintry wind last night, but still the came out for the latest of our regular monthly meetings.  As always, the meeting was full of erudite and fun stuff:  We discussed: The student program, working with UBG Geog.  It didn’t work very well for us this year.  In fact,Continue reading “Meeting Notes: April 2014”

Our Next Meeting Is On Thursday

As many of you will know, we meet on the third Thursday of each month, at 7:00pm in the Britannia Board Room in the Info Centre (Commercial & Napier) and the next meeting is rapidly approaching — this Thursday. The highlight of the evening will be Eric Philip’s illustrated talk on Glass in his remarkableContinue reading “Our Next Meeting Is On Thursday”