Provincial Normal School, 1913-14

This photograph was published in the 1913-14 Annual of the Provincial Normal School. It shows the north facade of the building just a few years after construction. The photographer would have been standing on the upper floor of a wood frame house on 10th Avenue, and is thus looking down on 10th Avenue but almost level with the school. Cambie Street is just visible on the left, and 12th Avenue runs behind the school, fronted with houses on the south side. Since the 1970s two high-rise residential towers have stood where the houses are, the hotel on the corner was designed by Ross Lort of Lort and Lort Architects.