Greenshields Building Builder: J.M. McLuckie This former warehouse was constructed in 1901-02 as two separate buildings designed to appear as one. Greenshields, Son & Company was a prominent Montreal-based dry goods firm which opened its first Vancouver outlet in 1888. Architect James H. Cadham designed the firm's warehouse in Winnipeg in 1903, and also likely designed this building. The east half was operated by Kelly, Douglas & Company, a successful wholesale grocery firm; within a few years they moved to their own hanger warehouse at the west end of Water Street. The Greenshields Building was designed in the commanding Romanesque Revival style, with arched windows on the third floor and decorative carved sandstone capitals topping the lower stone pilasters. In 2004 the west half was rehabilitated and a new top floor was added, set back from the street facing.
Greenshields Building, Gastown, Vancouver, BC, Canada