Burns Building

Burns Building

556-560 Baker Street, Nelson, BC

1899 - Carrie, Hodgins and Rattenbury Italianate Sullivanesque. This building served as the Kootenay headquarters of "Cattle King" Patrick Burns. Mr. Burns began his career selling meat to the rail crews during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Contrary to local myth Francis Rattenbury only designed the cold storage unit. Note the steer head referencing the business within, terracotta panels, fluted cast iron columns, decorative cornice, brick pilasters and archways. Text provided by Patricia A. Rogers. Image provided by Margaret Stacey.

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