St. Paul’s Hospital is back on Heritage Vancouver’s annual list of the city’s endangered heritage resources.
The brick building on Burrard Street between Comox and Davie streets is expected to be demolished in the coming years to make way for condo towers. On April 13, B.C. Health Minister Terry Lake issued a statement saying a new hospital will be built at Station streets just east of Science World.
Heritage Vancouver has subsequently ranked St. Paul’s Hospital number two on is latest top 10 list of endangered properties.
“The Province of B.C. and Providence Health Care announced plans to move St. Paul’s Hospital from its historic Burrard Street location,” it’s noted there. “The existing site would be sold for residential and commercial development in order to generate a major part of the $1 billion-plus budget for the new facilities. This jeopardizes the future of the historic Burrard Building.
It continues: "This landmark structure is comprised of the Centre Block – the oldest surviving section of St. Paul’s Hospital – built in 1912-13, and the North and South Wings that were completed in the 1930s in a consistent Second Renaissance Revival style."
St. Paul’s was left off Heritage Vancouver’s 2014 list but has appeared on a number of lists from previous years.
Taking the top spot in 2015 is Kerrisdale’s Point Grey Secondary School. Oakridge United Church at 305 West 41st Avenue ranks third. The complete list can be found here.