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September 16, 2022

45 Vintage Photos Capture Nelson Houses in the Early 1930s

Nelson is a city located in the Selkirk Mountains on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada.

Known as “The Queen City”, and acknowledged for its impressive collection of restored heritage buildings from its glory days in a regional silver rush, Nelson is one of the three cities forming the commercial and population core of the West Kootenay region, the others being Castlegar and Trail.

The city is the seat of the Regional District of Central Kootenay. It is represented in the provincial legislature by the riding of Nelson-Creston, and in the Parliament of Canada by the riding of Kootenay—Columbia.

These photographs of Nelson houses from Touchstones Nelson were taken in the early 1930s by “a young fellow ... [who] was interested in architecture.” Many of these houses are still standing today in Nelson.

108 High Street

207 Behnsen Street. At corner of Maple Street. Streetcar tracks in foreground

220 Silica Street

220 Victoria Street

302 Victoria Street

410 Cottonwood Street

413 Nelson Avenue

415 Behnsen Street

415 Observatory Street

417 Second Street

420 Second Street

421 Nelson Avenue

501 Nelson Avenue

505 Nelson Avenue

508 1st Street

511 Nelson Avenue

514 Second Street

615 Latimer Street

615 Second Street

616 Nelson Avenue

702 Mill Street. Leith house

702 Victoria Street

704 Fifth Street

707 Latimer Street

710 Third Street

721 Cedar Street

722 Third Street

723 Victoria Street and 721 Victoria Street. Built 1900 by John Hepburn

803 Cedar Street

804 Stanley Street

805 Ward Street

811 Vernon Street

815 Baker Street

816 Vernon Street. Now Stepping Stones

824 Carbonate Street

900 Block Silica Street. Left to right- 920 Silica Street, 918 Silica Street, 914 Silica Street, 912 Silica Street

902 Vernon Street. No longer there

904 Silica Street

908 Vernon Street

919 Victoria Street

1004 Stanley Street

1121 Stanley Street

1123 Front Street

1403 Front Street

1409 Front Street, Bert Oliver


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