719 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC
1935-1936 - McCarter and Nairn Art Deco. The Centre was constructed with federal funding during the Depression years offering local employment. The ice rink opened in 1935 with the auditorium and theatre opening in 1936. It is the oldest, still operating, hockey rink in British Columbia. In 1943 the Centre was used as a production facility for Boeing Aircraft parts and as a site for Red Cross Disaster Relief. Note the entranceway and stairs, two paned rectangular windows, paint scheme and its massive bearing.
Text provided by Patricia A. Rogers. Image provided by Margaret Stacey.