Wing Sang Building

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(This is a second view of the building, after the addition was competed in 1901. The older photo can be found here).
Yip Sang was a rags-to-riches immigrant who built 51 East Pender Street in 1889, shortly after the fire that levelled Gastown. The Wing Sang Company was a going concern in the early 1900s, providing labour to the railway, and importing rice, silk and opium, among other ventures. When Yip died in 1927, his company had extensive real estate holdings throughout the city. This building is the oldest in Chinatown, and now houses Bob Rennie's extensive art collection

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1902
2021
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