This is the Hartney Chambers building located at 343-353 West Pender. It was designed by architect William F. Gardiner and built in 1908.
Other details worth mentioning include the flat roof with parapets; a commercial form, scale and massing as is shown by its three storey (with basement) height and regular rectangular plan; the two main facades - one of which is red brick cladding with stone detailing and common red brick on the rear and side walls and the location on the corner with the building being built right to the property lines on all sides.
This building was the first venture by Dudley D. Hutchinson who arrived in Vancouver in 1906 and speculated in real estate. This building proved to be successful so Hutchinson built Grace Court in the West End.
When I was speaking of the influence the Scots have had in Vancouver I never got everything so let's continue there.
Lynn Valley is named after John Linn (misspelled.) James McGavin of bread fame, John McLagan who was a newspaper publisher and began the Vancouver Daily World, butcher James Inglis Reid - we hae meat that ye can eat - Andrew Roddan was a United Church Minister, William Irving was a boat builder who had a home in New Westminster which is now a historic treasure and aptly named Irving House.
Then we have the Sinclairs. Sinclair Centre downtown was named after federal fisheries minister, James Sinclair who was the father of Margaret Sinclair. James was the son of James Sinclair Sr who was born in Caithness Scotland and came to Vancouver in 1910. This Sinclair was the first principal of Vancouver Technical School.
William Lamont Tait is known for his home Glen Brae mansion in Shaughnessy which is now a hospice for children, Canuck House. Another famous Scot from Vancouver is broadcaster Jack Webster.
I hope you find the beauty around you.
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