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242 E Pender St

Photo Credit: Rick Horne

Address

242 E Pender St, Vancouver BC

Alternate Address

238 E Pender St, Vancouver BC

Neighbourhood

Chinatown

Type

Commercial

Protection

D

Significance

O

Description

This building was constructed in 1950 and was renovated in 1970. It features a Chinese-style shingle roof. It was a grocery store called Kong Fong Co. Ltd. from 1951 to 1954. From 1955 until the 1990s, it was an import company called Yuen Fong Co. which specialized in herbs. Today, the business located here is called Yue Wah Enterprises Ltd.

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

VanMap