Notes From The October Meeting

The October meeting of the Grandview Heritage Group was very well attended, including a very welcome visit by Patrick Gunn of Heritage Vancouver. Although a presentation took up much of the meeting, we were also able, as usual, to discuss a wide range of other topics. Jak King presented his Database of Grandview Properties whichContinue reading “Notes From The October Meeting”

Notes From The September Meeting

The new season of meetings kicked off on Thursday with a good attendance. As usual, the discussion was wide-ranging and fascinating. We began as usual with our Around The Hood segment in which Eric leads us through an illustrated tour of various changes, sales, rumours etc within Grandview. This month we covered 17 properties. InContinue reading “Notes From The September Meeting”

No meetings for July and August

We’ve decided to go with the flow (an aspirational word in this drought-stricken summer) and be indolent and meeting-free this summer. The next meeting will be September 17th. In the meantime, the neighbourhood issues that are occupying the most time are the “No Venables Tower” campaign against the proposed Boffo/Kettle collaboration on the triangle lotContinue reading “No meetings for July and August”

Nominate a site for the Heritage Register!

Just announced and posted a couple of days ago: the public nomination process for new additions to the Vancouver Heritage Register … In broad terms, the Heritage Register is an information document; as I understand it, owners of properties will not be able to say “no” to a nomination, but they will be notified. YouContinue reading “Nominate a site for the Heritage Register!”

Notes To January Meeting

We had another full house for our monthly meeting on Thursday, and it was an interesting one. Eric Phillips continued his marvelous Mechanicals and Materials series, this time with a lively discussion of what and how to keep records of your house. Using his own home as an example, he talked about property records, suchContinue reading “Notes To January Meeting”

Next meeting on January 15th, 7 pm …

… as always in the Britannia boardroom just past the Napier Greenway on the north side. Happy New Year! The Grandview Heritage Group was founded in 2011 and is an informal group interested in both the past and future of the community. Everyone is welcome. Agenda items so far: • The biennial Vancouver Heritage AwardsContinue reading “Next meeting on January 15th, 7 pm …”

Meeting Notes: March

We had about twenty people at our meeting last night, with a couple of new visitors.  I don’t think anyone was disappointed with all that we managed to cover in a couple of hours. Michael Kluckner gave a detailed and excellent illustrated talk that led us through the history of heritage legislation and regulation inContinue reading “Meeting Notes: March”

January Meeting Notes

My apologies for the delay in posting these notes;  it has been a very busy week! Last Thursday we had a really productive meeting, covering a wide range of current and ongoing issues: We were joined by Vancouver City Clr. Heather Deal for the first hour.  She took us through the City’s new Heritage ActionContinue reading “January Meeting Notes”

Meeting Notes: November 2013

Last Thursday evening, the GHG met for its November meeting. It was another conversation full of interest, with a good turn our and new people attending. In brief, we discussed: 1872 Parker Street.  Craig Ollenberger gave a history of the last few years of Brookhouse, leading to the current situation where we will almost certainlyContinue reading “Meeting Notes: November 2013”