Infighting at The Land Conservancy seems to have reached a crescendo this past week as present and former board members air out their differences in the media.
Chances are if you live in Vancouver or Victoria you’ve either been inside a Samuel Maclure house or at least walked by one.
Derek Hawksley discovered that pictures can really tell a story about a house. Check the libraries, archives and former residents.
The entry explains where you can get the legal description of your house as a jump start for further research.
The Vancouver Heritage Register, for instance, lists over 2,200 buildings and historical landmarks. If your house is on a register there are all sorts of incentives and grants up for grabs.
The Deep Cove Heritage Society has collected and scanned over 3,700 photos of the area. Most are from the scrapbooks of early residents.
Fred Varley,Group of Seven painter, lived in Lynn Valley in the early 1930s.
The City Directories date back to 1860 and hold a wealth of information including the name of the resident or owner, their occupation, and other household members.