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245 E Pender St

Photo Credit: Rick Horne

Address

245 E Pender St, Vancouver BC

Neighbourhood

Chinatown

Type

Commercial

Protection

D

Significance

O

Description

This building was built in 1948 and was renovated in 1970. It is primarily constructed with brick. From the time it was constructed until the mid 1960s, it was a store called Lun Chong Co. In the early 1980s, it housed the Nanking Restaurant and around 1985, it became another restaurant, called the Best Wan Tun House. In the 1990s, it was a business called International Plumbing and Electrical Supplies. It is currently a store called Forum Home Appliances which sells and repairs small appliances.

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