West End Houses

I found another post I forgot to put up…

The West End neighbourhood lies west of Downtown starting at Burrard Street and ending at Stanley Park, with English Bay and Coal Harbour on each side. Like all of Vancouver, the West End was originally a forested wilderness, but in 1862 the area was purchased by John Morton, Samuel Brighouse, and William Hailstone, three men known as the ‘Three Greenhorn Englishmen.’
With the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway, with its terminus at nearby Coal Harbour, the West End became Vancouver’s first upscale neighbourhood, home to the richest railroad families. I love wandering around my neighbourhood trying to spot the original Victorian houses that are still standing. Here’s some I’ve found…

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