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178 E Pender St

Photo Credit: Rob Atkins

Address

178 E PENDER St, Vancouver BC

Neighbourhood

Chinatown

Type

Commercial

Protection

D

Significance

O

Description

This site was the former home of Bank of Montreal from its completion in 1971 to 1992, before it relocated next door. The recessed balcony, broken roofline, and ornamental dragons represent an early attempt by architectural firm Birmingham & Wood to enhance the Chinese identity of the district.

This site is part of the Chinatown Historic Area, HA-1 in the City of Vancouver’s zoning bylaw. It is included in the Vancouver Heritage Register as a recognized part of the historic neighbourhood. Other similar municipally protected sites within a Historic Area are marked on the map with an O instead of the usual Heritage Register categories of A, B, or C. Some of these sites may be newer construction but are nonetheless still protected. For more information on the bylaw that governs the Chinatown Historic Area see: https://bylaws.vancouver.ca/zoning/zoning-by-law-district-schedule-ha-1-1a.pdf

Source

Chinatown: A Walking Tour Through History (City of Vancouver Planning Dept, Heritage Vancouver Society, Museum of Vancouver)