Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Foley Building was built for real estate agent James B. Foley who was eager to negotiate the sales of the numerous vacant lots on the edge of town.
Foley was born in Prince Edward Island and came to Vancouver with his parents in 1890. His family was one of many Easterners who came west on the new railroad and settled in the four-year-old city.
This building was saved in 2005. Due to poor structural conditions, it had to be reconstructed. Original exterior materials were re-incorporated though.
Karen Magill, Vancouver, James Foley, history, Foley's Building, Fringe British Columbia, Canada, Yukon Street, Heather's Confectionery,1909