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

Elliot Street Square

 
 
Elliot Street Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
1. Elliot Street Square Marker
Inscription. This area, designed and laid out by the landscape branch of the Provincial Department of Public Works in 1975, has been named Elliot Street Square, in memory of Andrew Charles Elliot, barrister, judge, gold commissioner, police magistrate, and fourth Premier of the Province of British Columbia, and as a reminder of the street, which bore his name. Before its closure in 1974 many prominent citizens had their homes within the limited length of Elliot Street. On the north or city side were the residences of Sir James Douglas, K.C.B., first governor of the Colony of British Columbia, and the honourable John Sebastian Helmcken, L.S.A., M.R.C.S., the first Speaker of the first Legislative Assembly of Vancouver Island, negotiator for Confederation, and highly esteemed member of the medical profession. On the south or James Bay side lived George H. Ayllard, mining engineer; Albert T. Frampton, real estate agent; Ashdown H. Green, explorer and surveyor; John W. Morris, automobile agent; Arthur Henry, school teacher; Gutave Michaelis, retired merchant; and Henry E. Munday, contractor, who later became a leading member of the retail shoe trade.
 
Location. 48° 25.167′ N, 123° 22.023′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker
Elliot Street Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
2. Elliot Street Square Marker
can be reached from the intersection of Douglas Street and Belleville Street. Click for map. This marker is located in Thunderbird Park. Marker is in this post office area: Victoria, British Columbia V8W, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr John Sebastian Helmcken (here, next to this marker); The Sisters of St. Ann (here, next to this marker); Doctor John Sebastian Helmcken (a few steps from this marker); St. Annís Schoolhouse (a few steps from this marker); St. Annís Pioneer Schoolhouse (a few steps from this marker); Log Cabin to Victorian Parlour (a few steps from this marker); Cecilia Helmcken (a few steps from this marker); Sir James Douglas (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Victoria.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 514 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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