Bessborough Armoury

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Bessborough Armoury
Bessborough Armoury under construction Vancouver 1933.jpg
Under construction, January 1933
General information
Type Drill Hall / armoury
Location Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Address 2025 West 11th Avenue
Current tenants 15th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA, 111 Pegasus Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron; 135 Bell-Irving Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron; 2472 15th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps.
Construction started September 1932
Completed 1934
Inaugurated 27 March 1934
Owner Canadian Forces
Design and construction
Architect Richard T. Perry
Awards and prizes Canada's Register of Historic Places[1]
Renovating team
Awards and prizes Vancouver heritage building "B" Category; "Registered" Federal Heritage Building

Bessborough Armoury is a Canadian Forces armoury located at 2025 West 11th Avenue in Vancouver, British Columbia.

History[edit]

Construction of the armoury began in September 1932 and was completed in the following spring.

Architecture[edit]

The architect was Richard T. Perry, who was also the Commanding Officer of the 15th Brigade. The outside of the building was done in an Art Deco style. Once the building was completed it initially provided accommodations for 15th Brigade and The British Columbia Hussars. The building was officially opened on 27 March 1934 by the Earl of Bessborough, the Governor-General of Canada.

The building is listed on the Vancouver Inventory of heritage buildings as a "B" Category and is classed as a "Registered" building by the Federal Heritage Buildings Review Office.

Houses[edit]

In the Canadian Forces, an armoury is a place where a reserve unit trains, meets, and parades.

  • 15th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA,
  • 2472 (15th Field Regiment, RCA) Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps.
  • 111 (Pegasus), Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron.
  • 135 (Bell-Irving), Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron.

See also[edit]

List of Armouries in Canada

References[edit]

Media[edit]

  • Regimental History: 15th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery
  • Vancouver's Bessborough Armoury: A History by Robert V. Stevenson (Jan 2010)

External links[edit]

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 49°15′44″N 123°09′06″W / 49.262109°N 123.151658°W / 49.262109; -123.151658