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Chinese Freemasons Building

  • 3 W. Pender St. Map It
  • Chinatown
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Updated 04/24/2012

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Two completely different facades distinguish this structure on the northwest corner of Pender and Carrall streets. The side facing Pender represents a fine example of Cantonese recessed balconies. The Carrall Street side displays the standard Victorian style common throughout the British Empire. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen hid in this building for months from agents of the Manchu Dynasty while he raised funds for its overthrow, which he accomplished in 1911.

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3 W. Pender St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 1R3, Canada

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