Here's a look at the Mount Pleasant building known as the Depencier House in 1958 and 2020.
This Edwardian-style house, at 151 E 8th Ave, built around 1894, is regarded as the oldest currently occupied single-family residence outside of the downtown core.
It has gone through many incarnations, including a brothel, candy company, shoe repair, and restaurant.
In August 2023, the bottom right retail space is home to a barbershop, while to its left, the restaurant space is being renovated; most recently home to a sandwich shop called Side Hustle, the new leaseholder is a Mexican restaurant called La Cantina de Don Porfirio. The 2020 photo shows the tenant prior, Eight ½ Restaurant Lounge.
John Bentley is an architectural photographer who has photographed the inside and outside of thousands of buildings around Vancouver. Using images from the Vancouver Archives he offers a glimpse of the past and present on his site Vancouver Now & Then.