80 E Pender St, Vancouver BC
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This 1911 Victorian Italianate commercial two-storey brick building has bay windows surmounted by arches and perforated gables that show a high level of craftsmanship. The façade, though unusual for Vancouver, demonstrates a variety of styles adopted for commercial buildings in the years around 1900. The building also has value for its association with the American-owned Great Northern Railway (GNR).
The presence of this building and its transportation-related tenant reflects the industrial uses and marginality of Chinatown at the time. It also speaks to the diversity of Chinatown, which was predominantly, but not exclusively, Chinese.
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