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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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsSports. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1891.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 450 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 4B3, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
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
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.
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(approx. 1.8 kilometers away); B.C. Electric Building (approx. 1.8 kilometers away); Meet You Under the Clock (approx. 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vancouver.
 
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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,003 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   3. submitted on March 19, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   4, 5. submitted on June 17, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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