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|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10U E 472789 N 5363700|
|Decimal Degrees||48.42586667, -123.36781667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 48° 25.552', W 123° 22.069'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||48° 25' 33.12" N, 123° 22' 4.14" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1230 Government St, Victoria BC V8W 1Y5, CA|
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