McPhee Collection

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Square Dancing at Inglewood School 
Images  1955  View of men and women square dancing at Inglewood school.
Interior of the West Vancouver Memorial Library 
Images  1950's  View of the interior of the West Vancouver Memorial Library.
Apartment at the Foot of 25th Street 
Images  1957  View of an apartment building located at the foot of 25th Street.
New Post Office Construction 
Images    Construction and the start of a new post office building located at the Northwest corner of 17th Street and Bellevue Avenue.
West Vancouver Tennis Club 
Images  Early 60's  The West Vancouver Tennis Club located on the Northwest corner of 21st Street and Fulton Avenue.
House, Clyde Avenue 
ImagesHas Comment?  1975  Street view of house, 1400 block Clyde Avenue.
West Vancouver Presbyterian Church 
Images  March 1986  A street view of the West Vancouver Presbyterian Church, a large A-frame style building, located at 2893 Marine Drive.
Private Moorings in Horseshoe Bay 
Images  1981  A view of numerous private moorings and boats docked in Horseshoe Bay. The surrounding mountains can also be seen in the background.
Sewell's Restaurant 
Images  1981  A view of the wooden Sewell's Restaurant in Horseshoe Bay with happy patrons and the surrounding mountains and ocean in the background.
Villa Maris Apartment Building 
Images  August 1988  A street view of the Villa Maris apartment building located at 2222 Bellevue Avenue.
Community Centre 
Images  circa 1955  View of back(?) side of Community Centre, 17th Street and Bellevue Avenue.
Lions Gate Bridge 
Images  1957 - 1959  View of Lions Gate Bridge from ambleside beach area during a storm. Man and young child in foreground.
Cruise Ship 
Images  Circa 1964  View of group of people watching cruise ships leaving Vancouver through First Narrows from Ambleside Beach. First boat is passing under Lions Gate Bridge.
Woman Walking on Ambleside Beach 
Images    View of a woman walking along Ambleside Beach. Lions Gate Bridge is also visible in the background.
West Van Stationers 
Images  1940s - 1950s  View from sidewalk of West Van Stationers, Books, Magazines, Stationery, and Lending Library. Also sign for Hugh Clifford Picture Framing.
Square Dancing at Inglewood School 
Images  1955  View of men and women square dancing at Inglewood school.
Lettner's Meat Market 
Images  1931  Stan Lettner standing outside Lettner's Meat Market in Dundarave. A wooden sidewalk is also visible.
Toll Booth 
Images  1947  View of car pulled up to toll booth on Lions Gate Bridge. Toll booth clerk, Bob Smith, is conversing with person in car.
Ambleside Beach 
Images  Circa 1964  View from beach of children playing in surf as waves crest over concrete barriers.
Ambleside Dog Walking Park 
Images    A woman walking her dog in Ambleside dog walking park located along the water just behind Park Royal mall. Lions Gate Bridge and the train bridge that runs across Capilano River can be seen in the background.
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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.