Friday, January 13, 2012

Food and Health

Wednesday I returned to the district of Shaughnessy to take some more photos and complete the walking tour I had found online.

The first place I am showing you is on Granville Street and is called Brenchley House.

The Brenchley House was designed to look instantly old and very English, much like many  of its Shaughnessy neighbours.

The half-timbered effect of dark wood strips which contrasts with the lighter expanses of stucco is a feature of this Tudor Revival style.

The architectural firm of Maclure and Fox designed this home for wholesale grocer Arthur Brenchley in 1912. Samuel Maclure may have influenced Brenchley since Maclure had made his name building similar houses in Victoria.
One of the difficulties with taking photos in this area is the large fences and hedges that surround some of the properties. Like this next one.

It is difficult getting photos through that but from across the street I managed to get a few.

The architects on this residence are listed as J.T. Alexander and P.H.E. Brown and it is known as the Dr. W. Brydone-Jack house.

Another Tudor-Revival style building -this one built in 1913 - the home features a porte-cochere, large front porch, granite foundation walls and a granite clad coach house.

Dr. William Brydone-Jack originally had this residence built with medical consulting rooms. Brydone-Jack was a well known city doctor who arrived here in 1889 and went on to become the city's coroner in the 1920s.

In 1982 this became the residence for the Consul General of the People's Republic of China. That would explain the walkway over to the consulate.

I hope you find the beauty around you.

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  2. what's the best street for looking at the biggest houses in the shaugnessy area?

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