Leiser Building

Leiser Building (HMX4H)

Location: Victoria, BC V8W 1K8 Capital
Country: Canada
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N 48° 25.615', W 123° 22.175'

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Built 1896

Simon Leiser & Co., Wholesale Grocers, was the largest business of it kind in British Columbia when this warehouse was built. The building featured a central electric elevator with tracks radiating from the elevator on each floor for ease of handling merchandise.

Designed by architect A.C. Ewart, the building cost $35,000 in 1896. The brick structure has stone dressing and sheet metal decoration. It was renovated in 1972 as the headquarters for Capital Regional District.

This illustration is from Simon Leiser &Co.'s letterhead. The two right-hand bays of the building may never have been built.

HM NumberHMX4H
Placed ByBritish Columbia Heritage Trust
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 6:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 472658 N 5363817
Decimal Degrees48.42691667, -123.36958333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.615', W 123° 22.175'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 36.90" N, 123° 22' 10.50" W
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Area Code(s)651, 507, 612
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1315-1323 Waddington Alley, Victoria BC V8W 1K8, CA
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