Photo Credit: roaming-the-planet
1595 W 15th Ave, Vancouver BC
The Roxborough, also known as the Brambly Apartments, was built in 1928 by contractors Baynes and Horie, and designed by Archibald Campbell Hope, who is also responsible for the Oxford and Madrona to the east.
It was built with 14 units, and was the first to be built in this streetscape of three-storey walk-up apartments, typical for the area. Right at the corner of 15th Ave and Fir Street, its impressive Mission Revival curvilinear parapets, and tiled and bracketed overhanging eaves are on full display.
The Roxborough’s ornamented arched doorways and stained glass focal windows are from the closely related Spanish Colonial Revival style.
British Columbia City Directories, Historical Vancouver Building Permits