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Firm: Rule Wynn and Rule

Address: 320 9 Avenue SW

Date of final plans:

Status: demolished in 1985

The Pacific Building was the second of two near-identical buildings Frank and George McMahon built on 9 Avenue. Its older sibling was the seven-storey Petroleum Building. The Pacific is ten rather than seven storeys, its footprint is also 120' by '75, and its floor plan is a mirror of the Petroleum.

The Pacific differentiates itself at the penthouse floor. Whereas the penthouse of the Petroleum was set back to provide deck space on all four sides, the Pacific is set back only on the south (front) side. Following the plan of the Petroleum, the main board room is located at the front-center of the penthouse and is flanked by Frank and George's offices. At the rear of the penthouse is a kitchen, living room, and bedroom. Evidently, the office served as a home-away-from-home for the McMahons.

The Pacific and Petroleum Buildings were demolished in February 1985 to make way for the new Bankers Hall.

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