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James and Lillian Downer House #3

Photo Credit: Christine Leviczky Riek

Address

520-524 Glen Dr, Vancouver BC

Neighbourhood

Strathcona

Type

Residential

Protection

D

Significance

B

Description

This building was originally constructed by the Downer family in 1912. It is in a streetscape along with 512 Glen Drive and 1106 East Pender, also constructed by the Downers.

All three buildings 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