“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Vancouver in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia — Canada’s West Coast

326 West Pender Street

City of Vancouver Heritage Building


— Architect: J.S.D. Taylor —

326 West Pender Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 8, 2010
1. 326 West Pender Street Marker
Inscription.  This building is an integral part of the Victory Square area dating back to 1929. The facade was renovated in 1948 by architect W.H. Birmingham. It was given Neo-classical treatments including a decorative cornice installed below the original corbelled brick parapet. The facade was protected by designation in 1997 as part of a new mixed use development on this site and the site to the east designed by Nigel Baldwin Architects. The new building features complementary materials and massing and a glazed connection to the historic facade.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
Location. 49° 16.941′ N, 123° 6.687′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, British Columbia, in Greater Vancouver. Marker is on West Pender Street close to Hamilton Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 326 West Pender Street, Vancouver BC V6B 1T1, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. BC Permanent Building (a few steps from this marker); Here Stood Hamilton (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Dominion Building (about 120
326 West Pender Street and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 9, 2010
2. 326 West Pender Street and Marker
Depicted above are 326 West Pender (on the left), and the BC Permanent Building (also plaqued, on the right). The 326 West Pender marker is on the eastern (picture-left) corner of the building.
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meters away); Flack Block (about 150 meters away); 64 Pounder Guns (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Sherman (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); St. Regis Hotel (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Drill Hall (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vancouver.
Also see . . .  McBeath and Campbell Building.'s page for 326 West Pender Street. On the building's heritage value: "... Built in 1929, the facade of the McBeth and Campbell Building is valued for the simple Classical Revival influence displayed in its design, demonstrating the late persistence of traditional Period Revival styles. The building is characterized by an overall clarity of form and lightness of appearance with an austere but elegant facade of vertical proportions. It is notable for its lack of ornamental motifs, which are often aligned with such traditional styles, due partially to its late date of construction, when many designers were turning away from historic ornamentation towards a minimal modernism, and also due to the utilitarian nature of the business it housed." (Submitted on April 15, 2012.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 576 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2012, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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