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

Leiser Building

Built 1896

 
 
Leiser Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
1. Leiser Building Marker
Inscription. 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.ís letterhead. The two right-hand bays of the building may never have been built.
 
Erected by British Columbia Heritage Trust.
 
Location. 48° 25.615′ N, 123° 22.175′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker is at the intersection of Yates Street and Waddington Alley on Yates Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 524 Yates Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Waddington Alley (here, next to this marker); S.J. Pitts, Importer (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Earle Warehouse (a few steps from this marker); The Oriental Hotel

Leiser Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
2. Leiser Building Marker
Of the two markers, the Leiser Building marker is on the right.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Shop/Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Victoria, B.C. (within shouting distance of this marker); Amor De Cosmos, 1825-1897 (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Mizzen Mast – H.M.S. Algerine (about 90 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Victoria.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
The Leiser Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
3. The Leiser Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 474 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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