Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Vancouver Bell Phone Exchange Building

 Last weekend we went to Vancouver and saw the historic 1935 Vancouver Bell Phone Exchange building.
 I was particularly drawn to the tile work, which reminded me of the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
 I liked the way the tiles stacked together and the brick patterns.  There were some specialty bricks which made vertical channels in the building.
 Over the doorway, they placed a Bell Telephone Logo.
I think Eugene used to have buildings with character like this before urban renewal efforts replaced them with American Brutalism concrete and glass cubes.
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