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1139 Pendrell St

Photo Credit: Rick Horne


1139 Pendrell St, Vancouver BC


West End






This house was built in 1889 possibly by Thomas Tomkins. The first owner was Nelson Martin, a plasterer, who helped construct the first Hotel Vancouver and other large city buildings of the time. Around 1898, this house became the home of the first French Consul in Vancouver, Baron de St. Laurent.

Architectural details: This house is an excellent example of a Victorian home. There have been few external alterations and much of the interior is intact. The eave brackets are particularly noteworthy with their Christmas ornament-like teardrops. There is fine decorative shingling above the first storey passing over the top of the small porch. The house still has its ornate brackets and delicate porch posts intact and possesses decorative detailing in the front gable.

The house is painted in VHF True Colours: Body – Pendrell Red, Trim and Watertable– Pendrell Green, Sash – Gloss Black, Deck and Stairs – Edwardian Porch Grey


Blair Petrie, Mole Hill Living Heritage