Percy Leonard James

Percy Leonard James (HMWOH)

Location: Victoria, BC V8W 1Y5 Capital
Country: Canada
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N 48° 25.562', W 123° 22.062'

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1878 - 1970

Percy Leonard James was born in London, England, where he trained and first practiced as an architect. In 1908, he settled in Victoria, British Columbia, where he obtained his first commission and practiced his profession until 1954.

Mr. James was a charter member of both the national and provincial architectural institutes. In 1931, he was the first architect in British Columbia to be elected to the College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. In 1956, Mr. James was awarded an Honourary membership in the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, and in 1967, he was awarded an Honourary membership in the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

Mr. James prided himself in his ability to produce solid, durable designs. This was epitomized in this Victoria Federal Building which was officially opened in 1952. It was among the largest stone-faced concrete structures built in British Columbia at the time.
Government of Canada

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This Government of Canada Building, Victoria, British Columbia, was named in honour of Percy Leonard James on June 24, 1996 by the Honourable Diane Marieau, P.C., M.P. and the Honourable David Anderson, P.C., M.P.

Percy Leonard James est n? ? Londres, en Angleterre, o? il ?tudie l'architecture et entreprend sa carri?re. En 1908, il s'?tablit ? Victoria, en Columbie-Britannique, et c'est l? qu'il obtient sa premi?re commande puis exerce sa profession jusque'en 1954.

Membre fondateur des instituts d'architecture national et provincial, il est, en 1931, le premier architecte de la Colombie-Britannique ? ?tre ?lu membre du Coll?ge des Fellows de l'institut royal d'architecture du Canada. M. James devient membre honoraire de l'Architectural Institute of British Columbia en 1956, et de l'institut royal d'architecture du Canada, en 1967.

M. James se faisait un point d'honneur de concevoir des ouvrages solides et durables, comme en t?moigne cet ??difice du gouvernement f?d?ral, inaugur? en 1952. A l'?poque, is s'agissait de l'un des plus importants immeubles de b?ton ? rev?tement en pierre construits en Colombie-Britannique.
Gouvernement du Canada

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Cet ?difice du gouvernement du Canada ? Victoria, Colombie-Britannique, a ?t? nomm? en hommage ? Percy Leonard James le 24 juin 1996 par l'honorable Diane Marieau, c.p., d?put?, et par l'honorable David Anderson, c.p., d?put

Year Placed1996
Placed ByGovernment of Canada
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 5:36am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 472797 N 5363719
Decimal Degrees48.42603333, -123.36770000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.562', W 123° 22.062'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 33.72" N, 123° 22' 3.72" W
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Area Code(s)610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1230 Government St, Victoria BC V8W 1Y5, CA
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