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James and Lillian Downer House #2

Photo Credit: Christine Leviczky Riek

Address

512-516 Glen Dr, Vancouver BC

Neighbourhood

Strathcona

Type

Residential

Protection

D

Significance

B

Description

This duplex was constructed by James and Lillian Downer in 1912. It is a streetscape along with 1106 East Pender and 520 Glen Drive also built by the same couple.

All three building tell an important story of how early immigrants (in this case from England) maximized the development potential of their properties. The “duplexes” incorporate generous three bedroom units with porches and small yards, indicating the economic prosperity at the time of their construction. All three buildings typify an end-of-block development scenario common in the Strathcona area.

Source

City of Vancouver