Photos show Washington Court apartments a century apart

This West End apartment block once had six floors, sometimes five.

When constructed in 1910, this building at 998 Thurlow St had five stories. Several months later, a sixth floor was added, as shown in this photo.

In 1966, a fire destroyed the top floor of Washington Court Apartments, and it is now only five stories tall. In 2018, another fire damaged several suites in the West End building.

And this is the “upstairs” of Washington Court.

Washington Court on Thurlow in the West End has had varying heights over the years since it was built in 1910. John Bentley/Vancouver Now & Then and Vancouver Archives

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