Cambie Street and West 10th Avenue

W10th & Cambie 1

Cambie Street had three gas stations down the hill at West 5th Avenue. There was another on the corner of West Broadway (although on the west side of the street). And here’s another block up the hill, where Shell hoped to catch the drivers coming down Cambie before Standard Oil or Union Oil could get their custom. These 1937 VPL Leonard Frank images show the three pump forecourt, the lube bay, and the rather smart houses along West 10th Avenue.

The Park View Service Station appeared in the late 1920s, and was still there in 1950. For a number of years there was a large parking lot – which has now shrunk a little with the addition of the Canada Line transit station in 2009.

W10th & Cambie 2


Posted 13 July 2013 by ChangingCity in Broadway, Gone

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