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Abbott House

Photo Credit: Bob Hare

Address

720 Jervis St, Vancouver BC

Neighbourhood

West End

Type

Residential

Protection

D

Significance

A

Description

Despite later alterations and an overall coat of stucco, the form of this imposing 1900 house remains intact. It features a large stained glass window in the entry hall, thought to be by Henry Bloomfield.

The house is named for Henry Braithewaite Abbott. Abbott was of great Importance to early Vancouver; he was the first General Superintendent of the Pacific Division of the C.P.R.

This house was a major part of the city’s social scene, and is the last remaining survivor of the grand stretch of mansions known as “Blueblood Alley”.

Source

Vancouver Heritage Inventory 1986 Summary Report Phase II