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16 December 2009

1932 – Burrard Street Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia

Architect: Sharp & Thompson A fine imposing bridge built high to allow for ship traffic. Major J.R. Grants’s steel structure contrasts with the architects, much loved, concrete pylons featuring marine ornamentation. Photograph Courtesy...

16 December 2009

1930 – Marine Building, Vancouver, British Columbia

Architects: McCarter & Nairn Inspired by New York’s Chrysler Building, and one of the most prominent legacies of Vancouver’s growing prosperity. During the 1930’s it was the first “modern” skyscraper in the city...

16 December 2009

1912 – The Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia

Architect: W.P. White Originally built as an apartment block, the Sylvia Court, it was converted to an hotel during the Depression of the 1930’s. It was named after owner Abraham Goldstein’s 12-year-old daughter....

16 December 2009

1909 – Hotel Europe, Vancouver, British Columbia

Architect: J.E. Parr & T.A. Fee Angelo Calori commissioned this building as an hotel, his name and commissioning date is inscribed above the main doorway. The Hotel Europe was the earliest reinforced concrete...

16 December 2009

2003 – Sk’elep School of Excellence, Kamloops, British Columbia

Architect: Ib G. Hansen Architect Ltd The Sk’elep School of Excellence is located in the dry “desert like” interior region of British Columbia on a very visible and prominent site overlooking the North...

30 September 2009

1901 – Residence in British Columbia

Architect: Robert Mackay Fripp According to architect Jeremy Ashford of Auckland NZ: “To my knowledge no such house was built in Canada. The building illustrated was built in Auckland, New Zealand, in the...

30 September 2009

1899 – Molsons Bank Building, Vancouver, British Columbia

Architect: Taylor & Gordon Designed for Quebec-based bank Molsons on West Hastings Street, and demolished in 1973.

30 September 2009

1898 – Canadian Pacific Railway Station, Vancouver, British Columbia

Architect: E. & W.S. Maxwell The second CPR station in Vancouver, and unlike the current classical-styled Waterfront Station was built in “railway gothic” like the CPR’s railway hotels. Sited on the waterfront on...

30 September 2009

1896 – Post Office & Customs, Inland Revenue, Victoria, British Columbia

Architect: Thomas Fuller Demolished in 1955.