The Earle Building at 534 Yates Street was built in 1899-1900 by architect Thomas Hooper for Thomas Earle, who used is as a warehouse for his wholesale business. The estimated construction cost in 1899 was $10,000.

Earle Building. 530-534 Yates Street. Built in 1900 as a warehouse for Thomas Earle by architect Thomas Hooper.

Earle Building. 530-534 Yates Street. Built in 1900 as a warehouse for Thomas Earle by architect Thomas Hooper.

One prominent architectural feature of the Earle Building is arched facade, which accommodates large south facing windows to allow natural light into the building interior. Architect Thomas Hooper used a similar design on the Vernon Block at 1000-1002 Government Street, which he designed for Charles Vernon in 1899.

The Earle Building also features decorative brickwork similar to the decorative brickwork Thomas Hooper used on the exterior of the Vernon Block.

Earle Building, 534 Yates Street in 2006.

Earle Building, 534 Yates Street in 2006.

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