SkyTrain Explorer Chapter 8: 29th Avenue Station

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29th Avenue Station

Yesterday during SkyTrain's weekend maintenance, I went on a walking tour of the area around 29th Avenue Station as described in SkyTrain Explorer by John Atkin. It was actually a two-part tour, but the weather was nice and I had lots of water (and didn't feel like coming back to the same area to do the second part later on) which takes the reader on both two sides of the station. I posted photos in the 29th Avenue Station section of my SkyTrain Explorer page. Some of the more interesting sights on the tour were the Renfrew Ravine Labyrinth and John Norquay Elementary School (which wasn't technically on the tour, but on the detour I took on the way back to the SkyTrain station). The photos of the houses at 3140 Kings St. and 4598 Moss St. have some longer quotes from the book about the houses in question. Wally's Burgers wasn't where Atkin said it was, or, more likely, I didn't look hard enough after being tired from 2 hours of walking in the sun with no hat. I'll seek it out later, since just the name Deluxe Chuck Wagon Burger sounds delicious.

Garden and Plaque Explaining Renfrew Ravine Labyrinth

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3140 Kings St.

From SkyTrain Explorer by John Atkin: "On Kings Street, the tiny house, at 3140 Kings, probably won't be long for the bulldozer, I'm sure. The little box of a house is so typical of what was built en masse in the early automobile related developments at the end of the 1930s across the United States. The style is Cape Cod and this is about as small as you can get."

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4598 Moss St.

From SkyTrain Explorer by John Atkin: "The large featureless house at 4598 Moss, at the lane, dates from 1912 and was home to Fred Switzer a millwright with the Hastings Shingle Manufacturing Company". That company, "the largest shingle mill in the world", operated in British Columbia and Washington State and was owned by lumberman Robert and James McNair. The McNair family had extensive interests in many aspects of the forest industry."

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True Jesus Church

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Submitted by hanie dew on Tue 2007-04-03 22:29 #

hai.haleluya.. what a beautiful church friends.. have a nice day

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Submitted by linduts on Fri 2009-01-02 08:00 #

haleluya..........
hai..i juz join

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Duchess St. Intersects With Duke St.

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Submitted by eveningsky on Wed 2007-10-03 01:02 #

Great guys live here.

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John Norquay Elementary School Seen from Duchess St.

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Submitted by W0nderingT0g on Mon 2006-08-14 16:00 #

hey, that was my school in grade 6! hasnt changed much. (1986)

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Submitted by sillygwailo on Mon 2006-08-14 22:49 #

According to SkyTrain Explorer, there's a walking school bus for neighbourhood children that go to the school. I don't suppose you were part of that?

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Submitted by "M" PEARL on Wed 2007-06-27 21:17 #

This was my elementary school from 1960 to 1967. It has changed abit. The windows, portables etc. I used to live on Duke Street in the 1960's.

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Joyce-Collingwood

I went the wrong way on a train (instead of heading towards downtown, I reflexively headed east), but realized I hadn't actually been at Joyce-Collingwood Station (which is just "Joyce" in the SkyTrain announcement) before.

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Submitted by deleted on Tue 2008-12-16 11:47 #

Welcome to the hood!

Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Joyce Collingwood, Vancouver, BC, Canada, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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Submitted by sillygwailo on Tue 2008-12-16 12:36 #

Added!

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1950s Field House With a Coloured Granite Base

From SkyTrain Explorer: "These field houses were once a standard feature of most Vancouver parks."

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