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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