Gabriola, at Davie and Nicola in the West End, was perhaps the grandest of early Vancouver’s grand mansions. Built in 1900-1901 for Benjamin Tingley Rogers, the founder of BC Sugar, it was designed by Samuel Maclure.
The impressive stained glass windows were designed by the brothers James and Charles Bloomfield. See also BLOOMFIELD HOUSE AND STUDIO, Vancouver.
Saved from demolition and rehabilitated in the mid-1970s by the restaurateur Hy Aisenstadt, it has been empty since an Italian restaurant there closed around 2000.
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