“Gee, Mr. Peabody, Can We Go WayBack to 1974?”

500 W side Howe 1974  CVA 778-244&245

Panorama (created by author) of CVA 778-244 and 778-245 – 500 block of Howe St (west side). 1974.

According to Vancouver’s online historical building permit information, this brick structure seems to have been designed by W. T. Whiteway (1) for “Jas. Reid” (the builder/original owner). The structure was built in 1903 and knocked down within a few years of this image being made (in 1974). It was replaced in 1978 with the current resident of the corner, a Boma office tower (800 W Pender).

(1) W. T. Whiteway is best known for designing the World (often called Sun) Tower; he was also architect for the still-operating St Regis Hotel.

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