The wraps are off the Green House – the former rectory of the Grandview Methodist/United Church on Venables near Victoria, which is being renovated to resume its role as the administrative and workshop space for The Cultch. Kudos to the city and the contractor! Earlier posts on this thread tell the story....
Another full house attendance last night -- the Boardroom was bursting -- including several new attendees, with a lively level of conversations and questions. As usual, we covered a lot of ground: We began with a presentation by Tania Willard about a piece of public art she is organizing. The art work will be two … Continue reading Notes From The March Meeting
Council is set to approve a report from the city manager that will see the funds that were to go to the demolition and replacement of the Green House (the former rectory next to The Cultch at 1885 Venables) used instead for the repair and upgrading of this historic structure. Grandview Heritage Group is specifically … Continue reading Green House report going to Council
Silhouetted against the grey autumn sky .... work by the City on one of our derelict buildings!
Spotted at 1885 Venables today – a couple of guys securing the badly leaking roof of the Green House, indicating the city's desire to ensure the building doesn't suffer any more water damage while it evaluates its suitability for rehabilitation. Good news.
Here is a statement from the City through Senior Heritage Planner Marco D'Agostini about the Green House at 1885 Venables – the former rectory for Grandview Methodist Church referred to in previous posts. "The Vancouver East Cultural Centre with the support of the city is looking at possible retention of the Green House for the … Continue reading Green House Keeping?
We had another excellent meeting last night, with some new people joining us for the first time. I think they had a good tme. Our discussions included: the Green House next to the Cultch. Michael reviewed the history of our involvement and our desire to see the building renovated rather than demolished. It was noted … Continue reading Meeting Notes: February
A few of us met today with Heather Redfern, director of The Cultch, who had commented recently to the Georgia Straight about her long-term plans to demolish the Green House – the old rectory, built in 1912, for the Methodist Church that is the 'historic theatre' of The Cultch's precinct. The building has been abandoned … Continue reading Meeting about the Green House (1885 Venables)
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 Action … Continue reading January Meeting Notes
Note: The Grandview Heritage Group sent the following e-mail December 30, 2013. To: Brian Jackson, Director of Planning Copies: Marco D'Agostini, Heritage Planner, Mayor and Council Subject: The Green House at 1885 Venables Street next to The Cultch Dear Mr. Jackson: We write to you concerning the Green House at 1885 Venables in Grandview, part … Continue reading The Green House at 1885 Venables Street
After a hiatus of a couple of years, I've begun to take my sketchbook out into the city looking for derelicts – looking for pending change. One place that's been on my mind is the house at 1885 Venables that was used as rehearsal and administration space next door to The Cultch. The house was … Continue reading The green house next to The Cultch