Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Speaking of urban developments, I came across this visualization tool for city planning. It can visualize many aspects of the city, including the age of the buildings. By selecting the buildings built between 1901 and 1908, I could determine the oldest still standing house in my neighbourhood. And here it is, in all its glory:

I must say that 112 46th Avenue East is quite a beauty. It was built in 1908. And I think it qualifies as a Vancouver Craftsman home.

At first glance, it seems to be in decent shape. Will it stand for another century? Hard to say with this wet climate, and wooden construction. At least according to the database, it is a heritage site. So it will not see an excavator tear it down any time soon, fortunately.

Apparently, in 1912, Murdock McIntyre raised the house and added a basement.