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#41 lanforod

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 11:55 AM

Curious - how did the painter get a bird's eye view in 1878? Did they have some kind of balloon back then?



#42 aastra

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 12:24 PM

First they painted a really tall tower on a floating platform, then they painted the view from the top of it.


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#43 phx

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 09:44 PM

Have fun exploring this one, then! It includes: Blanchard Street, Gorden Street, Fisguard Street, Courtnay Street, Bellville Street, Straits of Fuca, and Road to Sannich. 

 

 

 

I see Pendora Avenue as well.

 

Sadly, it shows no name for Princes/Princess Avenue, leaving the conundrum unresolved.



#44 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:56 AM

I think we can assume today’s name spellings are correct. all the other versions were just errors.

#45 G-Man

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 06:58 AM

Fisguard is definitely an error. Not sure of the rest. Fisgard is named after the HMS Fisgard.

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#46 aastra

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 09:39 AM

It's "Fisguard" in those old fire insurance maps. And "Blanchard", too. Same thing in the 1885 "Sanborn Map Company" maps.



#47 todd

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:01 PM

They didn’t have speech to text back then you actually had to know how to spell things.

#48 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:14 PM

They didn’t have speech to text back then you actually had to know how to spell things.


that’s right. back then they had to check they’re spelling several times to make sure it was right to put on there maps. even then your never sure.

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#49 Brantastic

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 05:48 PM

All of the faded lanterns along Fisgard in Chinatown have been replaced by new ones! Looks much better. The photo shows both new and old ones while they were putting them up.

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