Saturday, February 18, 2006
Looking Back Through Time
North Van originally began life as a humble turn of the century company town situated on the water where the present Seabus terminus is located. It became known as Moodyville, after the owner of the first North Shore saw mill, Sewell Moody. Logging and ship-building soon became the primary industries of the new boom town and the village was soon connected to Vancouver by a bridge and ferry service. These pictures are taken from South Lonsdale about 85 years apart. Note the mix of small business and residential buildings, lively streetlife and public transit.