Thunderbird, Uchuklesaht Mixed Use Cultural Centre

Thunderbird, Uchuklesaht Mixed Use Cultural Centre

View from Argyle and Kingsway.  Proposed cost reduction scheme with clear glazed balconies and coloured hardie panel  and cedar facade.  Features a corner wood tree harvested from the traditional territory.

Thunderbird, Uchuklesaht Mixed Use Cultural Centre

Thunderbird, Uchuklesaht Mixed Use Cultural Centre

Earlier scheme with coloured transluscent glass balcony railings.

Thunderbird, Uchuklesaht Mixed Use Cultural Centre

Thunderbird, Uchuklesaht Mixed Use Cultural Centre

South West Elevation

Thunderbird, Uchuklesaht Mixed Use Cultural Centre

Thunderbird, Uchuklesaht Mixed Use Cultural Centre

West elevation (Kingsway Avenue) with view of passage way into parking courtyard and totem carving studio.

Somass Inn

Somass Inn

Somass Inn, 2013.  The 1938 addition on the corner and the 1908 addition on the right.  Both renovated in 1951 and 1957, likely including the small addition to the north (far left).

Original Somass Hotel

Original Somass Hotel

The original Armour Hotel (later renamed New Alberni Hotel) on the corner was built in 1896.  In 1902 a 6 storey wood framed structure built with hand tools, was added.  When built, it was the largest hotel north of the Empress Hotel in Victoria.  Although it survived a 7.3 magnitude earthquake in 1946, the main part of the building was lost in a fire in 1947.  

Somass Hotel

Somass Hotel

Somass Hotel, with the original Armour Hotel (later New Alberni Hotel) on the corner, and the 1908 Edwardian addition on the right, and the 1902 addition on the left behind.