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

The Majestic Theatre

Built c1860

 

—Alterations: 1885; 1909; 1917 —

 
The Majestic Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
1. The Majestic Theatre Marker
Inscription. This building first housed Moore’s Music Hall (Victoria’s earliest existing theatre) upstairs, above Nathanial Moore’s dry goods store.

In 1885, a new facade was constructed to match the new building next door, with identical cast iron columns.

Various commercial uses followed, which included supplying miners preparing for the Klondike. In 1898 miners’ equipment was piled high on this sidewalk.

In 1909 architect Thomas Hooper renovated the building to house the Majestic Theatre, leaving much of the 1885 building intact. The theatre was short-lived, and in 1917 C. Elwood Watkins, architect, and son of Mrs. Watkins (owner from 1884 – c1908) once more altered the facade, to a restrained brick frontage with larger windows and a metal cornice. The storefront was rehabilitated in 1989.
 
Erected by British Columbia Heritage Trust.
 
Location. 48° 25.608′ N, 123° 22.084′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker is on Yates Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 564 Yates Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shop/Warehouse (within shouting distance
Detail from the Majestic Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
2. Detail from the Majestic Theatre Marker
[Photo credit] V.C.A.
British Columbia Heritage Trust
of this marker); Salvation Army (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oriental Hotel (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Percy Leonard James (about 90 meters away); Thomas Earle Warehouse (about 90 meters away); Market Square’s Main Gate Fountain (about 90 meters away); The Bank Building (about 90 meters away); Leiser Building (about 120 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Victoria.
 
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Formerly the Majestic Theatre image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
3. Formerly the Majestic Theatre
The marker is located on the left, below the fire ladder.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 489 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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