Mittwoch, 31. Mai 2017

Introduction and Location Cedar Cottage

To this day, St. Mark's Lutheran Church belongs into the district of „Cedar Cottage“. 

By 1910 Cedar Cottage had developed into a small independent village with a post office, about 40 stores and a two-storey schoolhouse and belonged to the district of South Vancouver. 

Its center was located around Commercial Street (today: Commercial Drive) between E15th Avenue und E 20th Avenue (about 3200-3600 block of Commercial Drive). The Cedar Cottage brewery was located at the corner of Westminster Highway (today Kingsway) and Knight Street. West of Knight Street the acres of Gibby’s field stretched between E20th and E18th Avenue. 
The center of Cedar Cottage was surrounded by a residential area, which was known for its large families. The early settlers of Cedar Cottage were mainly of British and Welsh origin.

The “new” Church: Robson Memorial United Church (1925)

Cornerstone of  Robson Memorial United Church (c) Kristina Breit The cornerstone for the new church building was laid in the fall o...