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#1 G-Man

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 07:56 PM

Hey VV'ers - I am on a quest for some examples of heritage buildings that historically had floors added to them. We know that there are a lot downtown that had floors removed but what about the other way? I know there were a few that added floors in the lead up to prohibition so that they could keep their pub license. Any other examples that still stand that you know of?


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Posted 11 April 2019 - 08:14 PM

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 08:05 AM

That is a cool article. How about some more local examples? I know that the Dominion Hotel and the Oriental Hotel both expanded after the initial structure but any other ones that anyone can think of?


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#4 Nparker

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 08:17 AM

I am not sure if it's considered heritage, but the Strathcona Hotel got wider in the late 1980s. Of course the Empress has grown many times since its initial construction.


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Posted 13 April 2019 - 08:19 AM

Hey VV'ers - I am on a quest for some examples of heritage buildings that historically had floors added to them. We know that there are a lot downtown that had floors removed but what about the other way? I know there were a few that added floors in the lead up to prohibition so that they could keep their pub license. Any other examples that still stand that you know of?

 

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#6 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 08:20 AM

the hudson's bay building had an addition.



#7 Nparker

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 08:20 AM

The Carlton Plaza Hotel also got bigger.



#8 Mike K.

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 09:57 AM

As did the former Customs House, but it was an extension built in the 1950’s.

The Parliament building got bigger, no?

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Posted 01 June 2021 - 10:47 AM

Just putting this out here.

 

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Posted 01 June 2021 - 08:39 PM

This one got a little higher. Rattenbury built the original part for BC Electric Company. 

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#11 Blue Steel

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Posted 01 June 2021 - 08:45 PM

The Parliament building got bigger, no?

Yep. Rattenbury was hired back and added the library etc. Here's a tour: https://my.matterpor.../?m=ULjKvMQ2Y7i


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