Evening at the Marine Building Penthouse with Heritage Vancouver

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Being the one of the first towers to shape downtown Vancouver’s skyline, the Marine Building is as popular as ever with another event coming up in March. There’s Sunday at the Marine with the Vancouver Heritage Foundation on March 10th and Heritage Vancouver has also announced their annual Evening at the Marine Penthouse fundraiser.

Marine Building, Vancouver
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Heritage Vancouver invites you to attend a Special Evening in the ultra-elegant, Jazz Age Penthouse of the Marine Building, “Vancouver’s Finest Heritage Building”. This is a unique opportunity to explore the two floors of the private Penthouse, enjoy the Art Deco atmosphere and the fabulous view, hear about its unique history and share your own personal experiences, stories and photos of the Marine Building.

When: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Where: Marine Building Penthouse (2000 – 355 Burrard)
Tickets: $100 donation to Heritage Vancouver. Includes wine and hors d’oeuvres reception. Tax receipts will be issued.

Heritage Vancouver President Donald Luxton will lead tours of the lobby of the Marine Building and Heritage Vancouver Board member Isaac Vanderhorst will intrigue with stories about the remarkable history of the Penthouse.

The Marine Building, which opened in 1930, was the landmark project of architects McCarter & Nairne. In 1933, A. J. T. Taylor, managing director of British Pacific, bought the building and built a lavish, Art Deco penthouse on the top floor, overlooking the city. A ride on the tiny period elevator that connects the Penthouse with the 18th floor is one of the highlighst of the evening.

This event always sells out so do not hesitate to purchase your tickets (online with PayPal or by cheque). All proceeds support Heritage Vancouver’s initiatives to conserve Vancouver’s built heritage. Follow them on Twitter and Facebook for more events, tours, talks, and heritage information.

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