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Vancouver Rowing Club

City of Vancouver Heritage Building

 

—Architect: J.W. Keagey —

 
Vancouver Rowing Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 11, 2010
1. Vancouver Rowing Club Marker
Inscription. The Vancouver Rowing Club was established in 1899 when the Burrard Inlet Rowing Club joined the Vancouver Boating Club. Throughout it's history the Vancouver Rowing Club has played an important part in the athletic and social life of Vancouver. This building, designed in the Tudor Revival style, was officially opened on September 9, 1911 replacing an earlier clubhouse located at the foot of Burrard Street. Renovations to the clubhouse were completed by Watson-Donald Architects in 1988. His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh K.G., K.T. became a patron of the Rowing Club in 1975.
 
Location. 49° 17.805′ N, 123° 8.055′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, British Columbia, in Greater Vancouver Regional District. Marker can be reached from Stanley Park Drive 0.3 kilometers north of West Georgia Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 450 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 4B3, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nine O'Clock Gun (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Ferguson Point (approx. 1.8 kilometers away); B.C. Electric Building (approx. 1.8 kilometers away); Meet You Under the Clock (approx.
Vancouver Rowing Club Seal - on the clubhouse above the entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 11, 2010
2. Vancouver Rowing Club Seal - on the clubhouse above the entrance.
2 kilometers away); Canadian Bank of Commerce Building (approx. 2 kilometers away); Power Block (approx. 2 kilometers away); St. Regis Hotel (approx. 2 kilometers away); Deutschesland Café (approx. 2 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Vancouver.
 
Also see . . .  100 Years of the Vancouver History Club. The Club's history, in detail:"...In 1910 the decision was made to erect a new clubhouse. Plans were made for "a reading room, reception hall, ballroom, gymnasium and accommodation for all racing boats, canoes and training quarters for the crews." The Provincial Construction Company won the contract with a bid of $13,000. The final cost was closer to $15,000 of which nearly $10,000 was raised through the sale of $100 Life memberships. The new clubhouse was officially opened on September 9, 1911. This building was essentially what we have today, without the Trophy Lounge which was added in 1936. In 1990 the VRC clubhouse received Heritage Designation from Vancouver City Council." (Submitted on June 17, 2010.) 
 
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Vancouver Rowing Club from Coal Harbor (1903) image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, 1903
3. Vancouver Rowing Club from Coal Harbor (1903)
This image, from the Major Matthews collection, courtesy of the City of Vancouver Archives and depicts the earlier VRC clubhouse (with regatta and spectators), which was replaced by the current one in 1911.
Vancouver Rowing Club - View from northeast image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 11, 2010
4. Vancouver Rowing Club - View from northeast
The marker is located on north side of the building, on the second floor above water level, next to the doorway.
Vancouver Rowing Club - View from southwest during low tide image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 11, 2010
5. Vancouver Rowing Club - View from southwest during low tide
 
 
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