The Bank Building

The Bank Building (HMWPL)

Location: Victoria, BC V8W 1Y5 Capital
Country: Canada
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N 48° 25.552', W 123° 22.069'

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First Opened for Business on April 19, 1886

— Project Architect: Mr. W.H. Williams —

When the building opened, it was the second largest in Victoria with a total area 5,230 square feet. The original drawings came from London, England.Using brick on a stone foundation, Mr. Williams combined cast iron columns, lintels, and sills with moulded cement renderings; cornices of heavy galvanized iron sheet metal; and elaborate, hand carved entrance doors and interior trim. The roof was edged with a decorative cast iron cresting depicting the floral emblems of the United Kingdom, a crown and the Canadian maple leaf. The cost estimate was $50,000.
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 4:18am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 472789 N 5363700
Decimal Degrees48.42586667, -123.36781667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.552', W 123° 22.069'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 33.12" N, 123° 22' 4.14" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1230 Government St, Victoria BC V8W 1Y5, CA
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