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American Can Building

Photo Credit: Brian Kipp

Address

601-617 ALEXANDER St, Vancouver BC

Neighbourhood

Strathcona

Type

Commercial

Significance

A

Description

This group of buildings by C.G. Preis from 1925, sited prominently at an angle to the street grid, form a landmark on the industrial waterfront. The earlier industrial building features large floor-to-ceiling multi-paned windows spaced by vertical piers. The Moderne office building employs an early use of exposed concrete frame construction.

Source

Heritage Inventory Summary Report Phase II 1986