Sunday, 6 May 2012

Strathcona From Hastings Street: One Of Vancouver's Oldest Neighborhoods

Taken from Hastings Street, CPR railway tracks divide part of the Strathcona neighborhood.

Located just a few kilometers east of downtown , Strathcona is considered to be one of Vancouver's oldest neighborhoods. Culturally diverse, it also offers a great blend of architectural styles that include row houses, pioneer cottages, Queen Anne and Victoria style homes, Edwardian houses and apartment buildings. It is home to two of Vancouver's oldest schools and  remains one of the few areas in the city where one can still visualize images in the style of renown  photographer Fred Herzog.
It is bordered by Hastings Street to the north, the Great Northern Way to the south, Clark Drive to the east and Main Street to the west.

 This pedestrian overpass was built over the railway tracks in the 1970's after parents complained that their children had to cross the tracks on their way to and from school.

Once over the foot bridge you end up on Keefer Street where this dilapidated house is situated to the left and this laneway winds it's way to the right. This neighborhood is sometimes referred to as Kiwassa.

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