Wednesday, 18 December 2013

E.V. Edmonds of New Westminster owned Lot 301 before he sold it off block by block, parcel by parcel. Known as "No Man's Land" because it wasn't adjoined to a neighboring municipality (Vancouver, South Vancouver, Burnaby) the Lot was not incorporated into Vancouver until 1911. Council voted to annex the property and approved a budget of $150,000 to be spent on infrastructure upgrades. Each of the streets and avenues was named after a relation of Edmonds. Most were renamed by the 1940's. Most of the subdivision was built on boggy swampland later named Tea Swamp after the prolific growth of Labrador Tea in the area.

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