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Marine Building

Photo Credit: Jessica Quan

Address

355-385 Burrard St, Vancouver BC

Neighbourhood

Downtown

Type

Mixed Use

Protection

D

Significance

A

Description

The Marine Building was built from 1929-1930. It was designed by the prominent firm McCarter and Nairne and intended to be the tallest and finest office building in the city.

The Marine Building is an excellent example of the Art Deco style. The design is notable for its outstanding massing, heavily ornamented brick curtain walls, Art Deco reliefs, and the extensive use of terra cotta trim.

The building was a product of the prosperous twenties. The building was closely associated with the growth of shipping and port activity in Vancouver and was a major influence on the westward shift of the financial centre.

Source

Vancouver Heritage Inventory Summary Report Phase II 1986