Photo Credit: Christine Leviczky Riek
520-524 Glen Dr, Vancouver BC
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.
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