Mole Hill Past and Present

Mole Hill occupies the square block of Vancouver’s West End bordered by Pendrell, Thurlow, Comox, and Bute. It is made up of Victorian style houses dating back from 1888 to about WWI.

1950s: Threats of demolition started and have continued on since.
1960s: Mole Hill escaped the construction of high-rises when the West End was rezoned
1970s: The City of Vancouver bought out the area along with the block to the north to develop a park and school. Mole Hill was scheduled to be demolished, however, plans fell through due to protests from residents and the public.
1990s: The name Mole Hill was applied to the block to honour one of the first residents to the area, and the Mole Hill Community Housing Society was formed
Today: There are a total of 170 units in the property run by Mole Hill Housing, with some private residences and the Dr Peter Centre located in Mole Hill as well. Most of the heritage stock has been restored to its original condition and the construction of the Mole Hill Greenway mid-block was added as well.

Pendrell Street 1939

Pendrell Street 1939