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Victoria in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
 

Market Square’s Main Gate Fountain

 
 
Market Square’s Main Gate Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
1. Market Square’s Main Gate Fountain Marker
Inscription. This historic fountain was originally erected near the turn of the century at the “edge of town” known as the Five Corners: Government, Douglas, Gorge and Hillside Streets.

The three-level fountain provided water for parched travellers [sic] and their thirsty horses, as well as smaller animals such as dogs, and pigs on their way to market.

The fountain was removed to the City workyards in 1950 where it languished until it was restored when these nine heritage building were refurbished in 1975 to create Market Square.
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Erected by Market Square.
 
Location. 48° 25.662′ N, 123° 22.106′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker is on Johnson Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 566 Johnson Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Victoria, B.C. (within shouting distance of this marker); Shop/Warehouse (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Oriental Hotel (about 90 meters away); The Majestic Theatre (about 90 meters away); Thomas Earle Warehouse

Market Square’s Main Gate Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
2. Market Square’s Main Gate Fountain
(about 120 meters away); Waddington Alley (about 120 meters away); Leiser Building (about 120 meters away); Chinese General Store (about 120 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Victoria.
 
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Market Square’s Main Gate Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
3. Market Square’s Main Gate Fountain
Market Square’s Main Gate Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
4. Market Square’s Main Gate Fountain
Market Square’s Main Gate image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
5. Market Square’s Main Gate
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 488 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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