Thursday, October 9, 2008

TLC Takes Over Binning Residence

It was announced last week that The Land Conservancy has taken over title to the Binning residence in West Vancouver, joining other historically significant places like the Kogawa and Baldwin houses, the latter designed by Arthur Erickson.

After a year up in the air, this is great news for the house and for local architecture afficionados, who had feared the place would be sold and demolished. The house is located on what was once a bucolic West Vancouver lane - a lane that over the last few years has grown cramped with oversized mansions.

Follow the link above to the TLC website and a press release requesting donations for an endowment fund. As one of the seminal locations for West Coast Modernism and the history of art and architecture in Vancouver it's crucial that it's well supported.

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