As with many of the buildings I have featured this hotel had combined functions of retail and/or commericial services on the ground floor and rooms on the upper levels.
This building demonstrates the influence of the Chicago School. Popular architectural styles were used in the hotel business to market a progressive image.
The Hotel Winters was designed by William Tuff Whiteway, the architect who was responsible for the Woodward's Department Store, and the Sun Tower - once the tallest commerical building in the British Empire (1912).
Built in 1910 it is a five storey, classically inspired commercial building. And another Edwardian era structure that was designed by William Tuff Whiteway. The contractor was J.M. McLuckie, a name I've mentioned before, and the hotel was originally an investment property owned by Dr. Robert Clarke Boyle - a prominent physician and surgeon and president of the Vancouver Medical Association.
Now we will walk north again. Not far, I promise. A block to West Cordova and Abbott Streets.
The Atlantic Furnished Rooms. Built in 1906 this Edwardian era two storey masonry building is notable for a few reasons. One is that it represents hotels that were quickly built after a liquor licensing law passed on July 1, 1906 prohibited free-standing saloons.
Seeing potential in this new city, Baron and Marquis James Canby Cyprian DeBiddle Cope purchased the land as holding property in 1890. When the building was constructed there was a new optimism for Western Canada's growth based on the proposed completion of the Panama Canal.
I hope you find the beauty around you.
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