MOUNT PLEASANTRIES Revised

In 1886 pioneers Jacob and Mary Grauer became the parents of George Grauer, the first baby birth recorded in Mount Pleasant.

Twenty years later, in 1906, their sixth son, Albert Edward “Dal” Grauer, was born on Sea Island, now the site of the Vancouver International Airport.  Dal Grauer, who became the well-known President of the BC Electric Company, was also elected Chancellor of UBC in 1957 and presided over Queen Elizabeth’s 1959 visit to the University.

Photo for #8 City of Vancouver Archives:  SGN 1026  Photo for #9 City of Vancouver Archives:  Str P270.05 Photo for #10 City of Vancouver Archives:  Dist P 18 All Major Matthews Collection

Photo for #8 City of Vancouver Archives: SGN 1026
Photo for #9 City of Vancouver Archives: Str P270.05
Photo for #10 City of Vancouver Archives: Dist P 18
All Major Matthews Collection

We have changed #12 to reflect that, despite being born 20 years later, George Grauer was Dal Grauer’s older brother, not his father.

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MOUNT PLEASANTRIES about the neighbourhood’s early days

Please join us for a discussion about Mount Pleasant’s early history at our next MPHG meeting this Monday, April 13th at 7 pm.  We will use our Mount Pleasantries as a guide.  They are based on the Mount Pleasant Historic Context Statement written by Bruce Macdonald for Donald Luxton & Associates and the City of Vancouver.  The Statement is a history of Mount Pleasant written in 2008 as part of the process of creating the Mount Pleasant Community Plan.

Photo for #8 City of Vancouver Archives: SGN 1026
Photo for #9 City of Vancouver Archives: Str P270.05
Photo for #10 City of Vancouver Archives: Dist P 18
All Major Matthews Collection

Our agenda is open and will also include updates on other MPHG projects including our Treasured Buildings Sign Project.

Our meetings take place at grunt gallery – 350 East 2nd Avenue/Unit 116

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Mount Pleasant’s Heritage Lives!

Last fall, at the 2013 Autumn Shift Festival on Main Street, The Mount Pleasant Heritage Lounge drew large numbers of curious residents and non-residents alike. It was evident that the history of our community is of great interest to a wide range of people of all ages. Furthermore, many expressed a strong desire to see the many heritage buildings of Mount Pleasant preserved.

Thus the Mount Pleasant Heritage Group has formed. Modeled on the established Grandview Heritage Group, the mission of the MPHG is to identify, preserve and celebrate the built, natural, cultural and industrial heritage of Mount Pleasant.

Our monthly meetings will recommence in the autumn of 2014.  If you would like more information please email: mountpleasantheritage@gmail.com

 

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