Vivarium

Location:
2372 Main Mall
Date:
Original construction: 1946-47
Central Animal Depot addition: 1952-53
Architect:
Sharp & Thompson, Berwick, Pratt
Cost:
1946-47: $37,455
1952-53: $35,274
Sources of funds:
B.C. Government grant
Use history:
Originally used for judging, display and demonstrations, and for classes in Animal Husbandry.
Later for housing of small animals.
Name history:
1945-55: Agricultural Pavilion
Architectural features:
80' x 30' truss-type structure. Exterior concrete and cedar siding.
Central Animal Depot attachment - single storey 80' x 50' concrete block building to the south.
Part of the attachment cut off in 1993.
Sources:
Thompson, Berwick, Pratt; University Archives.

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