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Jones Tent & Awning Building — Vancouver, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop
N 49° 15.714 W 123° 09.114
10U E 488948 N 5456581
Quick Description: This blue plaque commemorates this 1913 brick building on Vancouver's Westside.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 6/18/2019 12:57:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM10RXP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone
Views: 1

Long Description:
Jones Tent & Awning Building
Designer-builders: Smith & Sherborne

This four-story industrial building with railway access was built for the Alaska Bedding Company in 1913 and expanded by the Simmonds mattress company in 1927. It was designed by on the builders, Frederick T. Sherbourne. Simmonds occupied it as a bedding and mattress factory until the Jones Tent & Awning Company moved its operations here in 1956. Charles Jones was a pioneer Vancouver tent and sail maker, starting his business in 1887, just one year after Vancouver was founded.

Blue Plaque managing agency: City of Vancouer

Individual Recognized: Charles Jones

Physical Address:
2034 West 11th Avenue
Vancouver, BC Canada
V6J 2C9

Web Address: Not listed

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