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#441 G-Man

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 08:15 PM

Wow those are amazing. Thank you for the map link. The shape of the park is the same in the oldest map there. 


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#442 Jackerbie

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 08:30 AM

The plot thickens! Here are two snapshots from Fire Insurance Plans. If you haven't seen these plans before, they contain a huge amount of information on properties and buildings. via https://www.uvic.ca/...iaFirePlans.php

 

Seems that not only did some of the street names change, but Franklin Green used to be full of duplexes! Regent Street and its duplexes appear to have been built and demolished within a rather short period of time. Constructed some time between 1895 and 1909, but then vanished in the 1963 zoning map posted previously.

 

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#443 Rob Randall

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 09:01 AM

Sept. 22, 1949:

 

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 09:09 AM

Based on Rob's post, Regent Street only existed for 40-50 years



#445 aastra

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 10:36 AM

 

Regent Street only existed for 40-50 years...

 

That seems to be the interval after which Victorians start getting itchy feet. Why is this still here? Get rid of it!


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#446 G-Man

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 11:26 AM

Regent was still a COV right of way until the last 10 years. But I think it had a different name...

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#447 G-Man

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 11:26 AM

There was still a curb cut there if I remember...

Oh I see in the picture from Rob it was Opal Street.

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 11:36 AM

Also notable that Mason changed names a lot! St. Louis in the 1895 map (likely due to the St. Louis Catholic College, later St. Andrews School), and Mason in the 1909 map with a note that it was formerly Farquhar. That was a short lived street name!



#449 Rob Randall

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 12:04 PM

That photo was the sole reference to "Franklin Green" I could find in the British Colonist archives. It seems strange to designate a park at that location so close to Harris Green. Perhaps it was owned by Mayor Franklin and he left it in his will? There's nothing unique about the location.


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#450 aastra

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 12:18 PM

Packed with tiny houses and without Vancouver Street running through the middle of it, Balmoral from Quadra to Cook must have seemed like a neighbourhood unto itself.

 

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#451 G-Man

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 06:50 AM

I was thinking the same thing. It must have been quite the density of people.

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 03:24 PM

A Q&A with G-Man is featured in this month’s issue of YAM magazine
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#453 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 03:49 PM

where is the live video q and a with g man via sparkys garage?

#454 G-Man

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 08:23 AM

A Q&A with G-Man is featured in this month’s issue of YAM magazine


I have not even seen it yet...

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#455 G-Man

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 08:02 AM

My latest post is up. This time I look back at the Westholme Hotel.

 

Have a read and let me know what you think!

 

https://www.sidewalk...westholme-hotel


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#456 Sparky

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 08:33 AM

Beautifully written G-Man.

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 09:17 AM

Thanks Sparky!

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 09:01 PM

A new post is up on the Northern Junk building. https://www.sidewalk...dux-redux-redux


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#459 Sparky

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 05:51 PM

where is the live video q and a with g man via sparkys garage?

Ok we have finally solved the audio issues in the VVTV studio, but we are still struggling with how to display the HUGE Northern Junk calendar as a backdrop.

Well done once again G-Man, I always look forward to reading your work.

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 06:03 PM

Let me know when you go live and I will be there.

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