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THE ELECTRA | 989 Nelson Street

989 Nelson Street, Vancouver

Address: 989 Nelson St
City: Vancouver West
Sub Area: Downtown VW
Construction: Concrete
Strata Units: 0
Building Type: Highrise
Year Built: 1995
Mng Company: COLYVAN
Mng Phone: 604-683-8399
Rental Restrictions: Allowed
Pets Restriction: Not Allowed

Description

Built between 1955 and 1957, the former B.C. Electric/Hydro Building is one of the most striking buildings of the post-war building boom in British Columbia. Designed by well-known architects Ron Thom and Ned Pratt, this building is a prime example of West Coast modern architecture and was selected as a Recent Landmark of class "A" merit to be added to the Vancouver Heritage Register. In the early 1990's, the building was converted into 242 residential units and 205 commercial units comprising street-level retail and executive offices. This revitalization reflected the relatively new cultural appreciation of the modern 50's style. The building's heritage value and distinction contributed to its marketability: All residential strata-titled units were reportedly sold within 8 hours on opening day.

Additional Information

Elevator, Exercise Centre, Recreation Center, Sauna/Steam Room, Shared Laundry, Wheelchair Access

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Listing information last updated on July 22, 2017