In a recent renovation of the Yale Hotel WRTC acquired some of the timbers out of the hotel.
The Yale Hotel is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Vancouver. Been originally constructed in 1888 and finished in 1889. It was built in association with the construction of the Granville street bridge, and served travelers between Richmond and Vancouver. It is also greatly associated with the development of Yaletown. Providing low-priced accommodation for CPR workers it become known as the center of notorious Yaletown nightlife.
It is a simplified example of Second Empire architecture, which typifies elaborate and monumental appearance of architecture towards the end of the nineteenth century.
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