North Vancouver's Lonsdale Neighbourhood
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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activities Alderman Alfred background Bank became Billings block Board Boulevard building built Burrard Dry Burrard Inlet Canada Canadian Capilano celebrations Central centre Church city hall City of North Company construction corner council crowd decorated District of North early East Electric Esplanade ferry fire foot of Lonsdale front Gardens gatherings George grounds Hotel North Vancouver incorporated Indian Irwin Jack James John Keith Road land Larson later left to right lived located Lonsdale Avenue Lonsdale neighbourhood Lower Lonsdale Mahon Park major mayor Mission Mountain municipality Museum & Archives named North Shore North Vancouver Museum North Vancouver's offered opened operated Palace Hotel photograph shows picture real estate Reserve residents ROYAL MAIL School seen served ship shown side situated standing Street streetcar taken tent Today today's unidentified waterfront West women World