1117 Hornby St, Vancouver BC
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Constructed between 1912 and 1915 for original owner and contractor Fred Murray, the Murray Hotel was designed by architect E. E. Workman. The building’s architectural qualities are reminiscent of the Richardsonian Romanesque style, which is typified by heavy pilasters, rounded stone arches and a rusticated base.
In 1919 the hotel was leased to the “Royal North West Mounted Police.” For the majority of the building’s life it has served as long-term hotel/rooming house providing low income housing and was designated as Single Room Accommodation in 2003.
The Murray Hotel has heritage value as an example of a mid-sized downtown residential hotel with notable architectural features and a history that is informative of residential hotel architecture in Vancouver and the role of small developers in building the city.
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