2055 Pendrell Street

2055 Pendrell Street; Panorama Place; Google Streets; searched April 22, 2019; image dated May 2012.

In 1962, a developer acquired all of the westernmost lots on the north side of the 2000 block of Pendrell Street.

The individual lots became part of a new, larger lot. (Legal Description: Lot Y, Block 70, District Lot 185, Plan 11514, Group 1, New Westminster Land Registry District.)

2000 block of Pendrell Street, north side, Vanmapp, City of Vancouver; http://vanmapp.vancouver.ca/pubvanmap_net/default.aspx. [Includes 1912 Goad’s map of Vancouver and property addresses in 2019.]

In 1963, the developer applied for a permit to build a 25-storey apartment building on the property. The address for the new building was 2055 Pendrell Street. According to the Vancouver Building Register, the architect for the new building was Robert Rapske.

Vancouver Province, August 14, 1963, page 6, columns 1-2.


Vancouver Sun, August 17, 1963, page 18, column 6.



Financial Post (Toronto, Ontario), September 7, 1963, page 30, column 2.


In late 1964, a collapsed crane fatally injured a laborer who was working on the building.


Vancouver Province, October 30, 1964, page 2, column 5.


Vancouver Sun, October 30, 1964, page 10, columns 1-2.


By 1965, the building was available for rental accommodation.


Vancouver Sun, March 27, 1965, page 45, columns 1-2.


Vancouver Sun, July 24, 1965, page 38, columns 1-2.

In 1972, Dawson Developments Limited bought a controlling interest in the property and prepared to convert it into a co-operative building. A proposed occupant of the building would acquire the shares that were associated with an individual suite. The building would give a lease to the owner of the shares, so that the owner could then live in the suite.


Vancouver Province, September 27, 1972, page 22, columns 7-8 [edited image].

Shortly afterward, the individual apartments were for sale.


Vancouver Province, January 13, 1973, page 19, column 4.


In 1974, the City of Vancouver assessed the property at a higher rate than in previous years. The co-operative objected to the assessment, saying that the assessment should have been only on the basis of replacement value. In 1975, the British Columbia Supreme Court concluded held that “individual shareholdings and leases in co-operative apartments can be sold as a bundle of rights in excess of the cost of the land and the physical structure.” Therefore, the assessment process could take the fair market value into account, rather than relying only on the replacement value: SC 083 Panorama Place v. City of Vancouver; https://info.bcassessment.ca/about/Stated%20Cases/SC083.pdf.

The building has continued to operate as a co-operative building since then.



Panorama Place, 2055 Pendrell, Vancouver, BC, V6G 1T9; http://www.sonjapedersen.com/2055pendrell/bldghome_print-502.html

Panorama Place, 2055 Pendrell Street; https://www.emporis.com/buildings/112891/panorama-place-vancouver-canada.

Vancouver Building Register: https://ipac2.vpl.ca/ipac20/ipac.jsp?profile=comres: Building Name: Panorama Place; Street Address: 2055 Pendrell Street; Dates from: 1965; Architect: Rapske, Robert; Notes: Legal description: D.L. 185; Apartment tower; Developer: Cosmos Holdings; Height of building: 25 storeys; Source:  City of Vancouver Development Division; City Directory; Date Updated: 10 AUG 1994.


Jose Alexandre De Andrade (construction worker)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLTL-Z68 : 8 November 2017), Jose Alexandre De Andrade, 1964.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-33SY : 16 March 2018), Jose Alexandre  De Andrade, 1964; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26279895, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26279895: “Jose Alexandre De Andrade; BIRTH: 11 Aug 1925, Sao Bras de Alportel, São Brás de Alportel Municipality, Faro, Portugal; Death: 29 Oct 1964 (aged 39), Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada; Plot: HORNE1/2/02/*/0401; Memorial ID: 26279895; father: Manuel Francisco De Andrade; mother: Maria Das Dores Louro; spouse: Helena Goncalves Carrusca.