OLDEST — Building in Vancouver — Vancouver, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop
N 49° 16.370 W 123° 11.149
10U E 486483 N 5457802
Quick Description: Built in 1865 the Hastings Mill Store survived the Great Fire in 1886. In 1930 it was moved to its present site where it has served as a museum ever since.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 7/1/2010 9:41:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM95EP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 2

Long Description:

As a survivor of the Great Fire in 1886, the Hastings Mill Store is Vancouver’s oldest building. It was built in 1865 as the general store for the Hastings Sawmill Company at the foot of Dunlevy Street near Gastown. This was also Vancouver’s first post office and later served as a library and community centre. In 1930 the building was floated to this site and the Native Daughters of British Columbia opened it as a museum in honour of the Province’s early pioneers.

FIRST - Classification Variable: Item or Event

Date of FIRST: 1/1/1865

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