Wednesday, June 18, 2014


A view looking northwest from the southwest corner of 41st Avenue and West Boulevard (Arbutus Street).

Although Vancouver City Archives lists the date of this picture between 1960-1980, I would guess from the automobiles that it was taken in the early-1970s.

As mentioned in yesterday's post, Woolworth's became the new site of Hill's of Kerrisdale (mid-1970s), while the former Hill's site became a furniture and notions store called The Village Green.

Note the canvas awnings, which at the time were lower and stretched to the curb. Awnings today are high and humped and made of brightly coloured polymers. In many instances they double as signage.

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