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

Log Cabin to Victorian Parlour

 
 
Log Cabin to Victorian Parlour Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
1. Log Cabin to Victorian Parlour Marker
Inscription. As the Helmcken family grew, so did this house. You can see three stages in the structure.

[Right section]
The original 1852 log cabin was built in a fur trade post-in-sill style with hand hewn squared logs and cedar shingles. Hearths in three rooms join into a single chimney.

[Middle section]
This houseís middle section, containing a dining room and upstairs bedrooms, was added in 1856.

[Left section]
In 1883 Dr. Helmcken added a framed wing with a second story and front porch. Later a glass sunroom extension was added inside the picket fence, with its own door into the house. It was removed in the 1940s.
 
Location. 48° 25.173′ N, 123° 22.014′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Douglas Street and Belleville Street. Click for map. The marker is located in Thunderbird Park, next to the Helmcken House. 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. Doctor John Sebastian Helmcken (here, next to this marker); Cecilia Helmcken (here, next to this marker); Dr John Sebastian Helmcken (a few steps from this marker); The Childrenís Graves

Log Cabin to Victorian Parlour Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
2. Log Cabin to Victorian Parlour Marker
Of the three markers, the Log Cabin to Victorian Parlour marker is the one in the middle.
(a few steps from this marker); St. Annís Schoolhouse (a few steps from this marker); Elliot Street Square (a few steps from this marker); The Sisters of St. Ann (a few steps from this marker); The Old Manís Garden (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Victoria.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 578 times since then and 10 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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