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Van Horne Building

Photo Credit: Christine Leviczky Riek

Address

22 E Cordova St, Vancouver BC

Alternate Address

16 E Cordova St, Vancouver BC

Neighbourhood

Downtown

Type

Residential

Protection

D

Significance

O

Description

This building is named after William Cornelius Van Horne, who was president of the Canadian Pacific Railway from 1889 to 1899. It was constructed in 1996 and underwent repairs in 2010. The building has eight storeys and was constructed with reinforced concrete with a brick exterior finish.

Although a new building, this site is listed on the Vancouver Heritage Register due to municipal heritage protections related to the Gastown Historic Area. The Gastown Historic Area is presently referred to as HA-2 in the City’s zoning bylaws.  Buildings in this area are subject to additional regulations even if they are not on the Vancouver Heritage Register. Some sites in the area are listed on the Register as protected but have no A, B or C classification. This is usually because the Province originally protected these sites as part of the creation of the Historic Area and this category of protection remains even as the City’s system of heritage classification has evolved. These designated sites in Gastown are represented on the Heritage Site Finder with an ‘O’.

Source

VanMap