Sunday, March 16, 2014

3660 Hillcrest Avenue
(Watercolor by Elwood Hewgill, 1989.)
Capilano Highlands United Church
North Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Hillcrest Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7R 4B7
3660 Hillcrest Avenue
(Link 2.)

Capilano Highlands United Church was built at 3660 Hillcrest Ave. in the Capilano Highlands area of the District of North Vancouver.  This area is on the side of Grouse Mountain and just north of Edgemont Blvd where the later Highlands United Church was located at 3255 Edgemont Blvd. 

"Activity leading to the establishment of the former Capilano Highlands United Church began in July 1946, but it was not constituted as a Pastoral Charge by Vancouver Burrard Presbytery until September 25, 1950.  The budding congregation erected a cement block building at 3660 Hillcrest Avenue in 1951." (REF.)

The Building Permit book at the North Vancouver Archives also lists the church being built at 3660 Hillcrest in 1951 at a cost was $10,000.  A permit for a $2500 addition was applied for in 1951 as well.  "A neighboring and well established church, Capilano United Church (See Blog Post 2/24/13.) in Pemberton Heights, and its minister, offered considerable assistance to the new congregation in their formative years." (REF.)

"In February, 1951, Vancouver Burrard Presbytery changed the name Capilano Highlands Untied Church to Highlands United Church.  The growing congregation erected a new church building at 3255 Edgemont Boulevard in 1957." (REF.)   The North Vancouver Archives Building Permit book lists the new church  cost of construction  as $100,000.

" The original cement block building on Hillcrest Ave. was re-named Hillcrest Hall, and the  building remained in use for Sunday School and other purposes and was eventually demolished." (REF.)

Photo: Taken by SW in January 2014 of Capilano Highland United Church
               watercolor that now hangs in the Edgemont Avenue church office.
Reference:  Congregation member.  
                        Link 1:;rad
Link 2: (map)

God, be with the persecuted Christians through out the world. Amen (SW.)

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