Interesting find on a Fire Insurance Plan

Just going over some Fire Insurance Plans and I came across this one…

Jan 1930

The Plan is dated January 1930 and the street is East 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. It shows a small cleaner, with two 100-gallon underground gasoline tanks, at the back of a single-family residential lot. There was also clothes cleaning in the basement of the dwelling.

It just goes to show, that you never know what you are going to find – A city directory search only had names for the address – no business, so the only way of knowing about this potential environmental concern is from Fire Insurance Plans.

The present location is at the east end of the Safeway parking lot seen in the map below…

former cleaner

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