Preserving Sidewalk History


In an earlier post I mentioned some sidewalk upgrades at Arbutus and 8th. The upgrades were completed a while ago, but only a few days ago I noticed an interesting detail.

Two small pieces from the original slabs have been preserved and integrated into the sidewalk. The piece on the left says “ARBUTUS ST”, while the one on the right says “ST 1912” (little odd to have the “ST” repeated, but never mind). Although the sidewalk looks slightly weird with the patchwork design, I really like the fact that they decided to preserve this little piece of history.

I like finding these year references, and I think 1912 is actually the oldest I have seen so far. Anybody know of any older ones around Kits?

Last modified: May 10, 2008

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