Vancouver in Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
Chinese Freemasons Building
City of Vancouver Heritage Building
—Architect: Samuel Buttrey Birds (1913) —
Location. 49° 16.84′ N, 123° 6.279′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, British Columbia, in Greater Vancouver Regional District. Marker is at the intersection of West Pender Street and Carrall Street, on the right when traveling west on West Pender Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1R3, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are The Old Maple (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); "Gassy Jack" (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Flack Block (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Dominion Building (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); 64 Pounder Guns (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Sherman (approx. half a kilometer away); Here Stood Hamilton (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vancouver.
Also see . . .
1. Chinese Freemasons Building. HistoricPlaces.ca's page for the Chinese Freemasons Building. On the architecture's heritage value: "...The architecture is of heritage value because of the contrast between the Pender and Carrall Street facades, one of which is a typical commercial facade for the era (Carrall Street) and the other which reflects Chinatown's particular style of open balconies and generous glazing. Substantial alterations were undertaken by prominent Vancouver architect Samuel Buttrey Birds in 1913, perhaps related to the creation of a branch of the Bank of Vancouver on the ground floor. The facades are all that remain of the original building; they were retained when the rest of the building was demolished in 1975. This decision is significant for reflecting the emergence of a preservation agenda in the City of Vancouver's development (Submitted on March 22, 2012.)
2. Chinese Freemasons. The Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon provides a history of Chinese fraternal organizations in British Columbia. (Submitted on March 22, 2012.)
Categories. • Asian Americans • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations •
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