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S & W Apartments

Until its construction, housing consisted of single-family homes, boarding houses, dormitories or hotels. The construction of this commercial building with its self-contained apartment units on the second floor spurred the development of similar buildings in the area and signaled Nanaimo's move towards more sophisticated, urban building options.

The stores and 6 apartments remain in full use. I ran into a gal who has lived in this building for 11 years. She loves the vibe here, the original features and the fact that there are great stores at her doorstep.

Coombaya and The Wee Cupcakery are the stores flanking the apartment entry.

403 - 409 Fitzwilliam Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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