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Vancouver Was Awesome: 539 Main Street

Vancouver Was Awesome: 539 Main Street

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . According to a recently posted development application sign, the 119 year old building on the northwest corner of Main and Keefer isn’t long for this world.
Vancouver Was Awesome: High School Student Walkout, 1935

Vancouver Was Awesome: High School Student Walkout, 1935

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense .
Vancouver Was Awesome: Hastings and Cambie, 1896

Vancouver Was Awesome: Hastings and Cambie, 1896

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Major Matthews notations on the photo: Hastings & Cambie Sts, summer 1896. The centre of Vancouver. On the left, out of sight, the Court House, before which, in Sept.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Woman on a Bicycle, 1968

Vancouver Was Awesome: Woman on a Bicycle, 1968

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . This is a photo by John Denniston , retired photojournalist and photo editor of the Province . Check out his blog for lots of great Vancouver pics, past and present. Source: JohnDenniston.ca
Vancouver Was Awesome: UFO Over City Hall, 1937

Vancouver Was Awesome: UFO Over City Hall, 1937

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Twenty one-year old Leonard Lamoureux and his brother Wilfred went to City Hall one night in 1937 to photograph the Christmas lights when they spotted a UFO.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Comic Book Burning, 1954

Vancouver Was Awesome: Comic Book Burning, 1954

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . The 1950s was a decade of moral panics. In this case it was over children being exposed to horror comic books.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Free Speech Fight, 1912

Vancouver Was Awesome: Free Speech Fight, 1912

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . A century ago this week, Vancouver was in the midst of a Free Speech Fight after city council passed a bylaw banning the outdoor meetings of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).
Vancouver Was Awesome: Railway Porters' Club, 1904

Vancouver Was Awesome: Railway Porters' Club, 1904

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Former lacrosse champion Lige Scurry opened a social club for black people on East Hastings on the site that would later be home to the Smilin' Buddha Cabaret .
Vancouver Was Awesome: Reid Fleming, World's Toughest Milkman

Vancouver Was Awesome: Reid Fleming, World's Toughest Milkman

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Reid Fleming has been a classic in the comic book world since it debuted in the Georgia Straight in 1978. Here he is wreaking havoc on some Vancouver landmarks in the mid-'80s.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Your Grandparents' BC Bud, 1931

Vancouver Was Awesome: Your Grandparents' BC Bud, 1931

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . BC Bud beer was launched in 1931 by Coast Breweries Limited, a consortium based in Vancouver.