Projects

Treasured Buildings Sign Project 2015/2016

TB Map 2015-16

 

TB Profiles 2015-16

Thanks to John Atkin, Christine Hagemoen and Robert Lemon for information and to Bruce Macdonald for all of his support.

To view sources click here.

 

Heritage Week – 2016

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To Celebrate Heritage Week 2016’s theme ‘Distinctive Destinations:  Experience Historic Places’, MPHG put together this project about what has affectionately become referred to as Mount Pleasant’s ‘Heritage Heart’, the historic area around the triangle block created by the intersection of Kingsway, Main Street and 7th Avenue.  It was from this unique intersection that Old Mount Pleasant Village developed and this area continues to be the neighbourhood’s hub.

Heart from stained glass window on Crosbie Block at the corner of Main & 8th

Heart from stained glass window on Crosbie Block at the corner of Main & 8th

We put up the display below in the window of Rath Art Supplies at 2412 Main Street with photos of architectural details from heritage buildings and clues including historical photos of the Old Village.  The handout was created as a permanent supplement to the exhibit and is available for download.

This project was generously supported by the Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Area (MPBIA), Rath Art Supplies and our MPHG volunteer team.

To view the answers for the Mount Pleasant Heritage Heart Look and Find CLICK HERE

 

Heritage Week – 2015 

We celebrated Heritage Week’s 2015 theme of “Main Street: At the Heart of the Community” by recognizing the dates of construction of many of the cherished old buildings along Main Street. Included were well-known heritage buildings, buildings representative of a distinct architectural style and a number of modest, individually constructed buildings that provide more affordable character space to our prized independent businesses.  This project took place from February 16th – 22nd.

Heritage_week_2015_signage_final


Thanks to all these local Main Street businesses for putting up Heritage Week signs in their windows!

Main Street East from north to south:

The Whip Restaurant & Gallery, Adhesif Clothing Company, HOT ART/wet CITY, Blue Star Motors, Gene Cafe, East Vanity Parlour, Rath Art Supplies, Pulpfiction Books, Frenchies Diner, Cash Money, Barney’s Craft & Grill, Bean Around the World Coffees, Kea Foods, Charlie’s Little Italian, The Cascade Room, Dairy Queen, Mr. Brownstone Bar & Grill, Heritage Hall, Urban Source

Main Street West from north to south:

The Unique Antique Vintage Collectibles, Breizh Salon Services,     City Motor Hotel, Foundation Restaurant, Nirvana Restaurant, Antisocial Skateboard Shop, Uptown Barbers, John’s Jukes Ltd.,
Goh Ballet, 8th + Main, Bonchaz Bakery Cafe, Reno Restaurant, Kafka’s Coffee & Tea, Bird on a Wire Creations, much & little, The Archetype, The Corner Store, Denman Bikes at Main & 10th, Planet Bingo, Grantree Furniture Rental

 

Treasured Buildings Sign Project – 2014

revised TB 2014 map T_B_Revised_Pamphlet

Sources:

B.C. City Directories – Vancouver Public Library

Mount Pleasant Historic Context Statement – written by Bruce Macdonald for Donald Luxton & Associates and the City of Vancouver

Ornamental Concrete Block Houses – J. Randall Cotton, The Old-House Journal, October 1984

Street Names of Vancouver – Elizabeth Walker, Vancouver Historical Society, 1999

Vancouver Archives – City of Vancouver

Vancouver Building Permits – 1901 to 1921 – Heritage Vancouver

Vancouver Heritage Register and VanMap – City of Vancouver

Vanishing Vancouver   The Last 25 Years – Michael Kluckner

Thanks to Michael Kluckner, Bruce Macdonald, Eric Phillips and Penny Street of the Grandview Heritage Group for support and information.

 

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Members of the Mount Pleasant Heritage Group have received a Neighbourhood Small Grant to do a second Heritage Lounge and a Treasured Buildings Sign project.  The Lounge will again be a part of the MPBIA Autumn Shift Festival and located in the EasyPark lot at Main and 7th Avenue.  It will take place on Sunday, September the 14th, from 12 – 6 pm and at that time we will be revealing the recipients of our Treasured Buildings Signs.  The Neighbourhood Small Grants Project is funded by the Vancouver Foundation.

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