Historic Commercial Drive

COMMERCIAL DRIVE: A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE…

The history the Drive represents when looking at some of these pictures makes it almost seem surreal imagining that almost 100 years ago the street was characterized as such. Absolutely amazing! Yet still recognizable in some aspects!

Year 1918

12th & Commercial Drive: Crowds gather after street car is derailed after being hit by No, 11 V.F.D.

City of Vancouver Archives, Major Matthews Collection.

 

Year 1920

Duke’s Groceries: 1588 Commercial Drive, today it is Gelateria Dolce Amore and Merchants Oyster Bar.

City of Vancouver Archives, donated by Stuart Thomson.

 

Year 1927

2nd & Commercial Drive looking North: East side of 1700 Block & No, 4 street car.

City of Vancouver Archives, donated by K.G. Scrimgeour.

 

Year 1933

L. Panichelli – Shoe Service Shop: 2048 Commercial Drive.

City of Vancouver Archives, donated by Stuart Thomson.

 

Year 1934

Crystal Dairy Fleet: 1803 Commercial Drive.
Today it is Wonderbucks Trading Company.

City of Vancouver Archives, donated by Stuart Thomson.

 

Year 1946

Crystal Dairy Building: Between 1st-2nd Avenue on Commercial Drive.
Today it is Wonderbucks Trading Company.

City of Vancouver Archives, donated by William Bros- Photographers Collection.

 

Year 1954

2nd & Commercial Drive : Photo of street car tracks being removed.

City of Vancouver Archives, donated by Walter E.Frost.