Royal Hotel – Granville Street

This is the Royal Hotel on the west side of the 1000 block of Granville Street. It was built in 1911 and developed by (the Building Permit says) Dr Boyle and Lewerke. The 1911 street Directory identifies two people called Lewerke involved in real estate, Alfred and Ralph (and only three people with that name in the entire city). Robert C Boyle is identified as a physician, living on Robson Street and with an office on West Hastings. Parr and Fee were the architects (as they were for most of Granville Street – as the post above shows). The building was built by Hemphill Brothers at a cost of $60,000 and this 1929 image shows it was a substantial building in a block of more modest scale.

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Posted December 26, 2011 by ChangingCity in Downtown, Still Standing

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