The Kenilworth on Flickr.
One of the better of the grand old apartment blocks of the West End of Vancouver, half of the Kenilworth is 100 years old this year. The other half is 101 years old.
According to a friend that lives there and the only online reference I could find for the building, this photo from the city of Vancouver archives, the southern wing of the building, on the corner of Cardero and Haro was built first, in 1911 with the northern wing following a year later.
It’s somewhat surprising that I can’t find more info on it online as, when it was built, it would’ve been one of the larger buildings in a West End composed mainly of single family houses at the time.
It’s a difficult building to get a good photograph of as the trees have grown tall around it, not to mention the excellent garden maintained by it’s tenants that spills out into the sidewalk at times but, it has always been one of the more desirable buildings to live in in the West End.