Wednesday, February 23, 2011

West End Story

Today there are more photos from my journey into the West End on Monday.

Between 901 and 935 Denman Street is what was once known as the Bay Theatre also the Starlight Theatre.

Dominion Construction Ltd was the first builder in 1939 of this Art Moderne style building. There is a question mark on who the original architect was but according to they think it was Paul Kwasnicky.

Hewitt, Tan & Kwasnicky Architects were commissioned by the building's owners, the Amadon Group, to make the building viable and still hold on to its heritage.

From an Art Moderne style theatre to a Craftsman style home. This is the Hirshfield House on Comox street.

Architects Gamble & Knapp designed this home in 1910 for a real estate broker and local businessman Alfred C. Hirshfield.

Doesn't this house remind you of something out of a fairy tale? I expect to see a forest encompassing the house and mythical creatures playing in the yard. Of course I didn't see that but maybe I was there at the wrong time.

This is the Barclay Manor on Barclay Street. It is the centerpiece for Barclay Heritage Square which is a collection of heritage homes that have been redone.

R.J. Macdonald is listed in 1909 as the architect for this Queen Anne style home. However there is also an earlier construction date listed of 1890. Hmmm.

The Barclay Manor has had an interesting history. In its lifetime it has served as a private hospital, a home for Catholic working girls, a former boarding house and is now a seniors' center.

But you don't have to be a senior to get inside the Barclay Manor. According to the Savoury Chef this is one of many heritage buildings that are available to rent for things like weddings, banquets and special occasions. The menu selections look scrumptious!

And being that Vancouver is a centre for the film industry of course this mansion and the grounds has been used in numerous productions.

I hope you find the beauty around you.

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