May 5, 2015

VHF Heritage House Tour – Jun 7

 

Heritage House Tour 2015

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The Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s 13th Annual Heritage House Tour is a one-day self-guided tour that offers an exclusive look inside 14 historic Vancouver homes that show the beautiful diversity of living in heritage.

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There are nine stops on the tour, comprising 14 homes and 40 years of history. A special inclusion this year are two very different apartment buildings. See four lovingly cared-for units inside the West End’s historic Queen Charlotte Apartments and three contemporary lofts inside a reinvigorated warehouse in Southeast False Creek.

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From Changing Vancouver

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Built in 1927, the Queen Charlotte Apartments is a prime example of the early luxury “hotel/apartment” buildings that dotted the West End with its once grand lobby, one of two of the province’s surviving still-operational cage elevators and beautiful early Art Deco details. In contrast, the industrial conversion of the 1913/15 B.C.Telephone building offers original exposed brick walls and some of the largest first growth wood beams you are likely to see.

For those who love a traditional heritage house, there are seven more private homes on tour, ranging from a cozy and charming bungalow with quirky history and ties to the PNE to an 1899 West End masterpiece that recently benefitted from an award-winning major restoration.

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Sunday, June 7

10 am – 5 pm

Tickets: $40 or $30 with valid student ID (not including taxes and postage)

To purchase tickets for VHF’s Heritage House Tour or the pre-tour lecture visit here or call 604 264 9642.

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A Brief History of the Vancouver Apartment and Condo with Michael Kluckner

Please also join us for the pre-tour lecture with Michael Kluckner, A Brief History of the Vancouver Apartment and Condo, on June 2. Michael will offer an illustrated talk exploring the evolution of apartment and condo living in the city of Vancouver. Proceeds from both the tour and the talk support VHF’s efforts to conserve Vancouver’s heritage.

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Tuesday, June 2

7:30 – 9 pm

Tickets: $15 or $9 with valid student ID (inc. tax)

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