Today, I dug up some old photos of our old house on Copley Street—which we briefly visited last Thursday. I've set up three "comparison photo pairs." Here's a straight-on shot of the house from about 1959—and then from last week.
The only significant change that I can detect is the porch/entry stairs,
which originally started from the side of the house. Has the large window at top left shifted to the right?
Here's a shot that includes the next house up the street.
It appears that that house hasn't changed much.
A similar shot taken last week.
Annie and I, playing on the "porch."
The front door appears to be the same. (Consider the shape of the knocker.)
With the handsome pup Prince.
Two old shots of the backyard. I wasn't able to get a decent shot of
the backyard last week (a garage now blocks the view).
A shot, taken last week, of the neighbors' back yards.
|See Copley Community Orchard: Vancouver’s Urban Orchard– “Connection to food, each other, and the land.” A photo from that website.|
That's our old house at left. Evidently, the Copley family left the vacant land in front of our house—their old ranch—to the city, and it has been made into a park. The project is still under way:
Copley Community Orchard is an urban orchard located in Vancouver, British Columbia. It is a place to celebrate the benefits of growing fruit trees, berry bushes and other perennial plants, educating people on their cultivation, and creating a beautiful and productive space accessible to all. In 2011, the Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA) and community members came together to create Copley Community Orchard on the former grounds of Richard and Marie Copley’s orchard and ranch. With the support the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Parks and Recreation, TD Green Streets, Trees Canada and the Vancouver Foundation, this dream became a reality as we broke ground in 2012. The site is shared between Copley Community Orchard’s members, the EYA’s youth programming and a common area for everyone. Community Studio has assisted us in designing our exciting plans which include an apple orchard, cherry trees, espaliered apple and pear trees, rare or unique fruit trees, berry bushes and fruiting shrubs. We also have an accessible bed area which will be open to all members of the community.