Structure Type: built works - performing arts structures - opera houses

Designers: Houghton, E.W., and Son, Architects (firm); Edwin Walker Houghton (architect)

Dates: constructed 1913

Building History

This large project by the Seattle architectural firm of Edwin Houghton and Son, was never completed. Vancouver architectural historian Donald Luxton wrote of the project: "The Houghton office's largest local project was a proposed theatre and apartment building for the Vancouver Opera House Company on West Pender Street, which would have cost $400,000 to build. The plans were finished in early 1913, but construction of this large complex was never completed due to the downturn in the local economy." (See Donald Luxton, "Houghton, Edwin Walker, 1856-1927," in Building the West The Early Architects of British Columbia, Donald Luxton, ed., [Vancouver, BC: Talonbooks, 2003], p. 468.)

Building Notes


PCAD id: 23178