Oppenheimer Building

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This 1886 warehouse is the oldest brick building in Vancouver.  Originally a food warehouse owned by the Oppenheimer brothers (one of whom became Vancouver's second mayor), it also served as City Hall, jail and morgue for a time right after the Great Fire.  Over the years additions have made the building taller and longer. Musician Bryan Adams bought it in 1991 and turned it into a recording studio, featuring acts such as Michael Buble, Billy Joel, Slayer and others. (1886 photo from the Warehouse Studio).