|My old Vancouver home - Cardero Street|
Last night I was googling about and came upon the Your Old House series of booklets published by the Vancouver Heritage Foundation. I printed the one titled 'What Style is It?' (there are others, more relevant to old house owners - masonry, paint colours, wood siding, and wood windows.).
|Appleyard Residence, Port Moody (1910)|
I didn't take a lot of photos, but a virtual walkabout is always an option.
|Old City Hall, Port Moody (1914)|
One of the revelations of old-house viewing in the west is the absence of many styles - no elegant Georgians or soignee Regency villas - because the west wasn't building high-style in those days. Not building much (lasting) at all.
Everything of wood - for they had a surfeit of the stuff. Vancouver was incorporated as a city in 1886 - Toronto 1792.
|Gold rush heritage - Creighton House (1870), Yale|
Do visit the Vancouver Heritage Foundation site - I found a guide for first-time house tour participants (!), lots of event announcements (and some online versions of previous walks), and accounts of their work saving heritage buildings.
For like the fine folks at Frontenac Heritage Foundation, this organization 'puts its money where its mouth is'. They purchase at risk heritage buildings, and then find developers who will work with them, within historic preservation guidelines, to repurpose the old structure. Donations always welcome.
You can enjoy a walkabout of Port Moody and its heritage via the City of Port Moody Heritage Register online.