McPhee Collection

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Lions Gate Bridge 
Images  1947  View of car driving over Lions Gate Bridge towards Vancouver.
Marine Drive 
Images  1949  View of Marine Drive looking east from Lions Gate Bridge overpass.
Ex-Army Hut in Ambleside Park 
Images  1950's  An ex-army hut in Ambleside Park used by the Parks Board.
Britannia Beach 
Images  early 1950s  View looking towards Britannia Beach from ferry dock looking towards mine. The mine was converted into a museum in 1971.
Railroad right-of-way 
Images  Between 1953 and 1956  View of railroad right-of-way looking east from 13th Street and Bellevue Avenue of cleared land before construction of railway. The railway was built by Pacific Great Eastern between 1953 and 1956.
841 15th Street 
Images  early 1950s  Building, most likely a home, at 841 15th Street.
Hollyburn Post Office 
Images  mid 1950s  Street view of Hollyburn Post Office, Marine Drive and 17th Street. Building was demolished in 1986 and replaced by the Royal Bank.
Bellevue Avenue at 13th 
Images  Circa 1954  Reclaimed railroad right of way for Pacific Great Eastern Railway through West Vancouver. Before construction of newly reopened PGE line, early 1950's, circa 1954. View east from 13th and Bellevue. Lions Gate Bridge is barely visible in background.
Empty House on Corner of 18th & Bellevue 
Images  circa. 1955  Street view of an empty house located on the corner of 18th Street and Bellevue Avenue. The house was just South of Carter's Garden Shop.
May Day Parade 
Images  1955  View of car in May Day Parade at Ambleside Park. Car is decorated with flowers and newspapers and banner that reads: "The 'News' covers its 26th May Day."
North Vancouver Ferry 
Images  1955  View of North Vancouver Ferry leaving terminal.
Skating Rink 
Images  1956  View of approximately 20 people skating on an ice rink at Ambleside Park.
Upper Levels Highway 
Images  Circa 1957  View of initial construction on Upper Levels Highway near Mathers Avenue and 11th Street.
Upper Levels Highway 
Images  Circa 1957  View of construction machinery near Mathers Avenue and 11th Street during initial construction of Upper Levels Highway.
Upper Levels Highway 
Images  Circa 1957  View of construction on Upper Levels Highway near Mathers Avenue and 11th Street. A young boy can be seen in the photo leaning against a traffic barrier.
Hollyburn Theatre 
ImagesTexts  1957  Street view of Hollyburn Theatre with showings of Deep Adventure and The Counterfeit Plan listed on the marquee. The attached newspaper article is from North Shore News, Sunday May 23, 1993.
Hollyburn Lumber Co. 
Images  c1960s-1970s  Street view of Hollyburn Lumber Company located in the 1400 block of Marine Drive.
Tiddlycove Gas Station 
Images  1960s-1970s  Street view of Tiddlycove gas station located at 4917 Marine Drive.
13th Street & Bellevue Avenue 
Images  Circa 1963 - 1967  View of Parkside Grocery Confectionery, corner of Bellevue Avenue & 13th Street. Windows of building are boarded over and the building behind is in the process of being demolished.
Gleneagles Golf Club 
Images  1969  View looking through trees to golfers on green in midground, Gleneagles Golf Club.
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McPhee Collection

This collection holds the works of local amateur photographer William (Bill) McPhee. Bill worked closely with West Vancouver Memorial Library staff in the late 1980s and early 1990s to document the changing landscape of West Vancouver. His straightforward documentary style focuses mainly on houses and businesses in the Ambleside and Dundarave neighbourhoods.