Vancouver in Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
City of Vancouver Heritage Building
—Architects: J.S. Helyer & Son —
Location. 49° 16.966′ N, 123° 6.586′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, British Columbia, in Greater Vancouver Regional District. Marker is at the intersection of West Hastings Street and Cambie Street, on the right when traveling west on West Hastings Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1H7, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least Here Stood Hamilton (within shouting distance of this marker); Flack Block (within shouting distance of this marker); 326 West Pender Street (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); BC Permanent Building (about 120 meters away); 64 Pounder Guns (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Sherman (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Drill Hall (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Ram Mk II (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vancouver.
Also see . . .
1. Dominion Building. HistoricPlaces.ca's page for the Dominion Building. On the building's heritage value: "... Designed in 1908-1910 by architect J. S. Helyer, it was, at the time, the highest building in the British Empire with a height of 147 feet, 6 inches, until the nearby Sun Tower (100 West Pender Street) rose in 1911-1912. To a steel-framed Chicago-style high rise, Helyer added classical columns, Sullivanesque detailing above the tenth floor, and a Second Empire curved mansard roof. The interior design was even more unusual: a central core design with a ten-storey spiral staircase." (Submitted on April 13, 2012.)
2. Haunts of Vancouver: The Dominion Building. Vancouver Streetblog (amongst others) on the haunting of the Dominion Building: "...Urban legend has it that the architect of the Dominion Building, (Submitted on April 13, 2012.)
3. Helyer, John Shaw. The Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada notes that Helyer died on October 29, 1919 after several years of deteriorating health. This being 10 years after the urban legend's opening party for the building at which Helyer supposedly fell and died. (Submitted on April 13, 2012.)
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