October 1st, 2010
The Alhambra building, at 8 Water Street, was honoured this week as part of the first annual Commercial Building Awards, presented by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. The Alhambra took home the award for commercial renovation and restoration excellence. To see the complete list of winners and more details about the awards themselves, see the REBGV’s press release here.
Constructed in 1887, the Alhambra was originally known as Vancouver’s most modern hotel; it’s since housed Vancouver’s first courthouse and jail, stables, restaurants and offices. The restored building preserves the historic façade, making space for offices and ground-floor retail, and connecting the building to the Gaoler’s Mews Courtyard that runs between Water and Carrall. More info here.