Herald Street – A Sightseeing Overview and Guide

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Hart's Block, 529-539 Herald Street. Built in 1891.

Hart’s Block, 529-539 Herald Street. Built in 1891.

Hart’s Block, 529-539 Herald Street

Hart’s Block was built in 1891 by Micheal Hart, who used it as a carriage factory and repair shop. Micheal Hart also built 532-536 Fisgard Street, one block directly south. The two buildings are now connected via Blood Alley, a pedestrian walkway between Herald Street and Fisgard Street.

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532 Herald Street, built circa 1909 as an office and warehouse for Wilson Brothers Wholesale Grocers.

532 Herald Street, built circa 1909 as an office and warehouse for Wilson Brothers Wholesale Grocers.

532 Herald Street – the Biggerstaff

Built circa 1909 by architects Thomas Hooper and C. Elwood Watkins  as a warehouse for Wilson Brothers Wholesale Grocers. One of the principal shareholders in Wilson Brothers was Richard Biggerstaff Wilson, who also built the adjacent building at 536 Herald Street.

This building is now an apartment building called The Biggerstaff, named for Richard Biggerstaff Wilson.

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536 Herald Street, originally built in 1908-09 by architect Thomas Hooper and C. Elwood Watkins for the B. Wilson Company, a cold storage firm.

536 Herald Street, originally built in 1908-09 by architect Thomas Hooper and C. Elwood Watkins for the B. Wilson Company, a cold storage firm.

536 Herald Street

536 Herald Street was built in 1908-1909 by architects Thomas Hooper and C. Elwood Watkins for the B. Wilson Co., which used it for its cold storage and ice making business.

It is now a mixed us building with commercial space on the main floor and apartments on the second floor.

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542-556 Herald Street, built in 1913 for Lim Bang and Wong Jan Way.

542-556 Herald Street, built in 1913 for Lim Bang and Wong Jan Way.

542-556 Herald Street – the Herald Building

542-556 Herald Street was built in 1913 for Lim Bang and Wong Jan Way, who rented space to commercial tenants on the main floor while using the upper floors as a tenement.

In 1983, the Herald Building be came one of the first existing buildings in this area to be renovated into mixed use retail and residential space as this neighbourhood changed from a warehouse and light industrial district to the current retail, entertainment and residential neighbourhood.

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Herald Street – 600 block

601 Herald Street and 1725 Government Street, built in 2010-2011.

601 Herald Street and 1725 Government Street, built in 2010-2011.

601 Herald Street1725 Government Street

601 Herald Street/1725 Government Street is a relatively new mixed use commercial and residential strata building, built in 2010-2011.

Vancouver Canucks star Trevor Linden was one of the principal developers and investors in this building.

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658-666 Herald Street, built in 1911 by architect C. Elwood Watkins for the Hook Sin Tong Charity.

658-666 Herald Street, built in 1911 by architect C. Elwood Watkins for the Hook Sin Tong Charity.

658-666 Herald Street – the Hook Sin Tong Charity

This building was built in 1911 by architect C. Elwood Watkins for the Hook Sin Tong Charity, which still owns the building.

It has always featured commercial space on the main floor, residential and office space on the second floor and the Hook Sin Tong Charity offices and meeting rooms on the third floor.

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