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

Windsor Hotel

 
 
Windor Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
1. Windor Hotel Marker
Inscription. The Windsor Hotel was originally called the Victoria Hotel when it opened in 1858, and boasted the city’s first brick building. It still stands across the street from here, with bricks now covered in stucco, at the corner of Government and Courtney. The ground floor was entirely occupied by a saloon. Its thick walls withstood an explosion in 1876 when owner George Richardson investigated a gas leak with a lit candle! Image # A-02716 courtesy of British Columbia Archives
 
Location. 48° 25.427′ N, 123° 22.099′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker is at the intersection of Government Street and Courtney Street on Government Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 910 Government Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Customs House (within shouting distance of this marker); Vancouver Island Wallmap Mural (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Victoria (within shouting distance of this marker); 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Navy (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The “Veteran Sailor”
Windor Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
2. Windor Hotel Marker
(about 120 meters away); Old Victoria Custom House (about 120 meters away); Royal Canadian Navy (about 150 meters away); Arbutus Tree (Arbutus menziesii) (about 150 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Victoria.
 
More about this marker. This marker offers a lesson on how to add beauty to the urban environment. The marker has been used to cover an ugly utility box. Other examples of 'beautification' are included.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Windsor Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
3. Windsor Hotel Marker
The maker is in front of the hanging flower baskets.
How to make the ugly more attractive. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
4. How to make the ugly more attractive.
How to make the everyday more interesting. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
5. How to make the everyday more interesting.
Isn't this better than an ugly box? image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
6. Isn't this better than an ugly box?
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 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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