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Vancouver Chinatown News

Chinese Canadians, Sam Kee and the Shallowest Commercial Building Special

Vancouver - There are 43 heritage buildings in Vancouver’s Chinatown known as Historic Sites of Canada which are witness of the Chinese community's defiance to discrimination and its impact in the growth of British Columbia; the Sam Kee Building is one of them.
 

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The Sam Kee Building  built in 1913  is very narrow. It could be missed by a distracted passerby  bu...
The Sam Kee Building, built in 1913, is very narrow. It could be missed by a distracted passerby, but the bright red balconies and projecting bay windows cannot be overlooked.
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and Park is a replica of a Ming Dynasty garden.
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and Park is a replica of a Ming Dynasty garden.
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and Park. The structure of the garden is based on the harmo...
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and Park. The structure of the garden is based on the harmony of four main elements: rock, water, plants, and architecture.
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and Park  is named in honor of the nationalist leader Dr. S...
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and Park, is named in honor of the nationalist leader Dr. Sun Yat-Sen (1866-1925). This was the first full-size Chinese garden built outside of China. It was built between 1985 and 1986, in time for Vancouver Expo 86.
Jack Chow s Insurance Office in the Sam Kee Building which he calls “The Most Unique Insurance Sto...
Jack Chow's Insurance Office in the Sam Kee Building which he calls “The Most Unique Insurance Store in the World”.
The very narrow proportions of the steel-framed structure make this construction “the shallowest c...
The very narrow proportions of the steel-framed structure make this construction “the shallowest commercial building in the world”. In the right side of the picture is Chinatown's Millennium Gate.