The information on historicplaces.ca refers to this turret as not being there any longer. As you can see it is there. The Pennsylvania Hotel was redone and reopened in January of 2009 with units for the lower income people.
The Pennsylvania Hotel was designed by architect William T. Whiteway who was responsible for the Sun Tower, the original part of the Woodward's building and numerous other buildings here and in the United States.
I promised you saints so here we go.
This is an example of the Edwardian Commercial style and isn't as embellished as some of Whiteway's other designs such as the Pennsylvannia Hotel. The original mosiac tile floor is located at the northwestern portion of the building. And the neon blade sign at the corner is also original from 1920.
This hotel was originally built in 1911 for Captain Henry Pybus who was the commander of the ship the R.M.S.S. Empress of Japan. Back then the hotel was called the Dunsmuir Rooms - the name was changed in 1929 -and served rail workers as well as ocean going passengers.
While walking along Hastings Street I noticed an angel watching over residents.
I also stopped in at the International Village mall to go to the washroom. While there I took a photo of one of the ornaments hanging from the ceiling.
I hope you find the beauty around you.
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