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Revelstoke City Hall
C. B. K. Van Norman, architect, Revelstoke, 1939

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“Revelstoke’s City Hall was designed by well-known architect C. B. K. Van Norman and was constructed in 1939 at a cost of $33,000. The building was originally designed to house both the city offices and the fire department. This architectural structure is unique to the Revelstoke area, as it is one of the earliest in the art moderne style built outside of a major city. The horizontal emphasis in the large windows and grooves in the wall surfaces create a ‘streamline’ effect that is closely associated with speed and technological advances of that time.”

 

Goldstein residence
Leonaran Markovich, architect, Vancouver, 1945

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Although the Goldstein residence was never built, the plans that Markovich completed in April 1945 show a sophisticated and strikingly modern design. She later remarked, “I feel modern life requires modern surroundings,” and this design philosophy is evident in the house’s simple clean lines, abundant plate glass windows, and flat roof with deep overhangs. Markovich was the fifth woman to register with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia in 1949.

 



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