North Vancouver's Lonsdale Neighbourhood

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Arcadia Publishing, 2009 - History - 128 pages
North Vancouver occupies one of the world's most scenic urban settings. Lonsdale Avenue, running from the waters of Burrard Inlet to the mountains of the Coast Range, is the community's de facto main street. In early 1903, Alfred St. George Hamersley
purchased a substantial parcel of land from Henry Heywood Lonsdale and James Pemberton Fell's Lonsdale Estate. Hamersley's property, called the Town of Lonsdale, later became the town site of North Vancouver. In North Vancouver's early years, Lonsdale Avenue was the spine along which the community developed. Lonsdale is still North Vancouver's most important street and acts as the main artery for commercial, political, and social life. Through rare vintage photographs illustrating how people lived, played, and worked, North Vancouver's Lonsdale Neighbourhood explores the community's fascinating history.


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Shervin Shahriari, a senior management professional, served as a member of the North Vancouver Museum and Archives Commission from 2003 to 2007 and chaired the commission in 2008 and 2009. He holds a bachelor of science and a master of business administration degree from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and has lived in North Vancouver for nearly 25 years. Nancy Kirkpatrick, author of the foreword, is director of the North Vancouver Museum and Archives.

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