The building was force to close during World War II but reopened in 1952. It is the only property returned to its rightful owners, the Japanese.
This house is at 242 Princess. When the streets were levelled and sidewalks paved at the turn of the last century many homes ended up below street level - as you will see in a moment - the rear portion of this building is an example of this while the front piece was added later.
I don't have a lot of information on this house but I am giving you a good look at it anyway.
But on to the house.
I hope you find the beauty around you.
Karen Magill, street levelling, Vancouver,242 Princess,Pender and Heatley,History,Canada,Japanese Language School