The oldest Fire Insurance Plan of Vancouver !

Below is an excerpt of the oldest Fire Insurance Plan of Vancouver. It is dated August 1885 and was published by the Sanborn Map Company.

A note on the full plan states: NO steam & NO hand engines; NO independent Hose Carts; Water Facilities: NOT GOOD.

The Great Fire of Vancouver occurred on 13 June 1886, less than a year after this plan was made; Every building in this plan would have been destroyed by the fire !
Follow this link for more info on the Great Fire from Wikipedia

NOTE: Water Street on the plan is the present Carrall Street and the main E-W Street is the present Water Street.

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