The Future of Mount Pleasant Heritage

If any of our readers are planning on going to Main Street tomorrow (June 16th) for the Car Free Day event, we would urge them to look out for the Mount Pleasant Heritage Group (MPHG) Heritage Lounge which will  be in front of Heritage Hall from noon to 7:00pm. MPHG have a lot of interestingContinue reading “The Future of Mount Pleasant Heritage”

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”

Mount Pleasant Heritage Group

This fascinating structure is what is known as the Black House, on E. 6th by Main.  Bruce Macdonald has been researching this property and is sure it is from 1889 and is perhaps the oldest building extant in Vancouver outside of the old downtown core.  It is in solid shape and is currently occupied byContinue reading “Mount Pleasant Heritage Group”

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”

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”

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 PleasantContinue reading “GHG Helps to Spawn the New Mount Pleasant Heritage Group”