With thanks to Bryn for the link, this silver gelatin print from 1895 shows the partially thatched roof of Prospect Point’s summer house in Stanley Park  and a host of early Vancouverites.  Those names include Richard Tossel  who is perched on the roof, Milton Campbell, Walter Gow and Archie McLaren.

Milton Campbell was an architect and designed the Connaught Apartments and the Kwong Yuen Sang Company building on Pender Street. Walter Gow operated a watch repair and jewellery business.

Below is another image from the same year, 1895 of the summer house with the roof now completely thatched. This summer house was built in 1889 and the original lookout called “Observation Point”.


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