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The Madrona

Photo Credit: roaming-the-planet

Address

1575 W 15th Ave, Vancouver BC

Neighbourhood

Fairview

Type

Residential

Significance

B

Description

1575 W 15th Avenue is a Spanish Colonial Revival style apartment building, built in 1929, with 16 units. It was designed by Archibald Campbell Hope, who also designed the Oxford and the Roxborough to the west at the same time, as well as Heritage Hall fifteen years earlier. It is a typical three-storey walk-up that was being built at this time in the South Granville area.
The Madrona blends aspects of Spanish Colonial Revival and Mission Revival styles. Its tile covered overhanging eaves, arched doorway flanked by spiral columns, and arched stained glass focal windows are decidedly Spanish Colonial Revival. The ornamental features surrounding the door and focal windows, as well as wrought iron details under the windows are also Spanish Colonial Revival. The Madrona borrows from Mission Revival style for its curvilinear parapets and bracketed eaves.

Source

Exploring Vancouver by Hal Kalman, British Columbia City Directories, Historical Vancouver Building Permits