It is the year 1912 and Britain is a significant supplier of funds for Vancouver's buildings. Architects Somerville and Putnam designed this Edwardian Commercial style bulding for the London and British North America Company.
When the London Building was built Marbury Somervell was considered the city's most sophisticated architect.
Next door the London Building, at the corner of Granville and Pender street is the Bank of Montreal building.
Joseph Segal and family donated this building to the Simon Fraser University and was renovated by Paul Merrick Architects. It opened as SFU' Segal Graduate School of Business in 2005.
Away from finance and onto newspapers and such. Another example of an Edwardian Commercial style building. This one, the Edgett Building, was designed by architect A. Arthur Cox and built in 1911 at the corner of Cambie and Pender Street.
The Edgett Building was built for Frances Carter - Cotton - a Vancouver MLA and newspaper publisher - who had previously had the building across the lane built to house the Province newspaper. Originally this building was home to the 'largest, best and most complete grocery store in the Dominion of Canada' or at least so residents Edgett's - Store of Plenty claimed.
serve as a home to the Architectural Institute of BC.
In April of 1935 a group of unemployed men from the relief camps marched to Victory Square to demand financial assistance from the city. A group of the men went to City Hall to voice their demands. The mayor had them arrested then proceeded to Victory Square to read the riot act to the crowd there and have them disperse. A riot ensued that night when police raided the worker headquarters. This was a move by McGreer severely fragmented the city and divided the population.
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I hope you find the beauty around you.
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