Gastown - Maple Tree Square | Vancouver 1886 & Now - Print #20 | Poster - Wall Art - Home Decor - Digital Print - Then/Now Photography

Gastown - Maple Tree Square | Vancouver 1886 & Now - Print #20 | Poster - Wall Art - Home Decor - Digital Print - Then/Now Photography


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People standing in Maple Tree Square. 1886 & Now.

This photo from just one week before the fire shows the maple tree that gave Maple Tree Square its name. Just visible at right is Deighton House, the hotel Gassy Jack had built before his death in 1875, a successor to his ground-breaking Globe Saloon. People watched helplessly from ships, the shallows, and Hastings Mill as the fire swept through the heart of the city. Everything in this photo was burned, including the maple tree. The building at left was the respectable Ferguson Block, Vancouver's first multi-business building. The Canadian Pacific Railway's surveying office was on the top floor and housed all the maps the surveyor Lauchlan Hamilton had created. Hamilton managed to rush inside and save the maps. In doing so he preserved the street layout of Vancouver we have today. Hamilton Street is named after him.

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