Craigdarroch (HM1DT9)

Location: Victoria, BC V8S 3L3 Capital
Country: Canada
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N 48° 25.367', W 123° 20.621'

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Built for coal magnate Robert Dunsmuir, Craigdarroch symbolized the desire of late 19th-century industrialists to assert their social position through conspicuous displays of wealth. Completed in 1890, the eclectic mansion features exquisite detailing in stone, stained glass, wrought iron and fine woods. Designers, craftsmen and materials were drawn from all over North America, marking a new age in construction made possible by transcontinental rail systems. This imposing landmark is among the largest and most ornate 19th-century mansions in Western Canada.

Construit pour le magnat du charbon Robert Dunsmuir, le manoir Craigdarroch illustre la volont? des industriels de la fin du XIXe si?cle d'afficher leur rang dans la hi?rarchie sociale en ?rigeant de luxueuses demeures. Achev? en 1890, l'?difice allie avec raffinement pierre, vitraux, fer forg? et riches boiseries. L'av?nement du chemin de fer ouvrit une autre page de l'histoire architecturale du pays, attirant des cr?ateurs et des artisans de toute l'Am?rique du Nord et donnant acc ? de nouveaux mat?riaux. Cette imposante ridence est l'une des plus spacieuses et des plus ornement?es de l'Ouest canadien au XIXe si?cle.
HM NumberHM1DT9
Year Placed1999
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 12:31pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 474572 N 5363349
Decimal Degrees48.42278333, -123.34368333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.367', W 123° 20.621'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 22.02" N, 123° 20' 37.26" W
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Area Code(s)412
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1000-1076 Joan Crescent, Victoria BC V8S 3L3, CA
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