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Vancouver Now & Then: Glenhaven Memorial Chapel in 1978 and 2020

There are just 42 years between the images, but it might seem like a lifetime with how things have changed...
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The Glenhaven Memorial Chapel was located on the 1200 block of East Hastings in 1978, when the older photo was taken. It has since moved east a few blocks.

I'm old enough to remember 1978 pretty clearly. It doesn't seem that long ago to me. But in these pictures, it feels like a lifetime has passed.

Even the road is slumping in the recent picture.

The funeral home that once occupied this spot on the 1200-block of East Hastings has moved a few blocks down the road (1835 E Hastings St) to a more upscale neighbourhood.

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The Glenhaven Memorial Chapel was located on the 1200 block of East Hastings in 1978, when the older photo was taken. It has since moved east a few blocks. . Photos: John Bentley/Vancouver Now & Then and Vancouver Archives

John Bentley is an architectural photographer who has photographed the inside and outside of thousands of buildings around Vancouver. Using images from the Vancouver Archives he offers a glimpse of the past and present on his site Vancouver Now & Then

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