Murray Hotel 1119 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Murray Hotel, A cheap downtown Vancouver hotel in the evening light ..
1119 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC. Listed as new building from 1914 to 1919. Listed as RCMP Barracks in 1920. Level B Heritage – Significant Represents good examples of a particular style or type, either individually or collectively; may have some documented historical or cultural significance in a neighborhood.
Another example of a beautiful early 20th century Vancouver building which must have housed many important visitors to Vancouver.
Photographer: W. J Moore
The above view is from 1925 ..
This view is from today.. A little different!
This project needs to be thought all the way; it is criminal in this day and age what we are doing with our cities, this is a heritage building and needs to be saved. In my opinion there is nothing worse you can do with a old building than just leave a facade, it defeats the whole point of heritage!
This project adjacent to the Murray Hotel on Hornby street has been brought back to life. It was one of many projects that fell off the radar during the economic calamity of 2008. Fast forward to 2012 and Kenstone Preperties has partnered with architects Henriquez Partner to construct a 164 unit 20 story tower on 1155 Hornby Street. The base of tower will be town homes, which is normal for that part of Hornby Street.
The Murray Hotel, next to the project, will remain as low-income housing, however it will get a facade rehabilitation