Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Foley's Fringe

Situated at the corner of Yukon and West 11th, this home was built in 1912. If you watch the show Fringe, you may recognize it. It was seen in episode 220.

Isn't it beautiful? I think it is now broken into suites.

 
This Edwardian building was built in 1909, one of the first commercial buildings in the newly formed municipality of Point Grey. Point Grey had been organized in 1908 south of the city's 16 Avenue limits.

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.

For most of the early years, Foley rented out a space to a grocery store called Heather's Confectionery.

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.

 I hope you find the beauty around you.

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