I'm back! I walked around Vancouver last week and took photos of anything I thought was interesting. In a way losing all the photos I had taken was good because it opened my eyes and I found that I was more observant of my surroundings.
Today I am showing you a row of houses on Pacific Street, not far from the beach. These homes were built in Vancouver's second decade of development.
This was the first home built. Built for mill hand Herbert Street, the Street house was constructed in 1901.
Sam Cornwall built this one in 1905. The other four homes were built by Edward Hunt between 1903 and 1905.
In 1983 through 1985 these Edwardian homes were saved from demolition with the completion of rear infill apartments. Architect Roger Hughes is credited with the regeneration of these fine homes. Under the Vancouver Heritage Foundation's True Colours program, the houses were painted in the original schemes of the period.
The Chan House was built in 1906 and is a fine example of Edwardian design. It is also typical of the working class homes constructed during that time period. The house has a full width porch with turned columns and a bay window projecting onto the porch.
The tenant of the home came out while I was taking photos and we had a nice chat. He was telling me that home is going to be renovated and a plaque honouring Mary Chan will be placed on the house.
Another thing I discovered on my walks last week was that I have a fascination with the manmade waterfalls and fountains around the city. So I am going to post photos of those as well.
There is no special meaning to these. I just like them.
I hope you find the beauty around you.
TAGS:Vancouver, Karen Magill, Street House, Mary Chan,C.W. Chandler,C.R. Lonegran,History,Edwardian,Roger Hughes