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Time Traveller: This North Van location hasn't changed much since the 1950s

Recognize this spot in Lynn Valley? Development has changed the North Shore drastically since the 1950s, but this building looks pretty similar
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Does this North Vancouver location look familiar?

Over time, development has without a doubt changed the landscape of the North Shore. Forested areas became less so due to expanding neighbourhoods, and commercial centres popped up to support these growing localities. As buildings change over time, it is wonderful to have historic photographs to look back on and compare.

Do you recognize this block in Lynn Valley from 1955? It still looks very similar today with its angled parking lot and big brick wall. George Slinn constructed this block in the 1950s, his son and wife residing in the building’s suites on the second floor. Today in what is now known as Mountain Plaza, you will find a pet hospital, a hair studio, a bike store, Waves Coffee and the famous Tommy’s Cafe.

Visit the MONOVA website for more information about the history of the North Shore and to plan your visit to MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver, now open at 115 West Esplanade in The Shipyards.

Currently, MONOVA: Archives of North Vancouver, at 3203 Institute Road in Lynn Valley, is open by appointment only. Contact:

Navigate culture on the North Shore by using the North Shore Culture Compass.

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