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Victoria in Capital, British Columbia — Canada’s West Coast
 

713 Johnson

Designed in 1908 by Victorian architects Thomas Hooper and Charles Elwood Watkins

 
 
713 Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
1. 713 Johnson Marker
Inscription.  This building is a good example of Edwardian commercial architecture. It was built for William James Marble as a carriage factory, replacing the original wooden structure from 1885. Early painted signage is still visible on the east façade. In 1938, the building was sold and run as a furniture store on the main floor and with offices above. In the 1970s, the site became the home of the Salvation Army Thrift Shop and, 20 years later, the 711 Bingo and Snack Bar. It was briefly used by Our Place during the construction of their new premises and was restored in 2009 as the Access Health Centre by Victoria Cool Aid Society and AIDS Vancouver Island.
 
Erected 2009 by Victoria Cool Aid Society/ AIDS Vancouver Island.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
 
Location. 48° 25.624′ N, 123° 21.84′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital. Marker is on Johnson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 713 Johnson Street, Victoria BC V8W 1M8, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
713 Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
2. 713 Johnson Marker
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are within walking distance of this marker. Tiger Company Fire Hall (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Victoria Fire Department Headquarters (about 180 meters away); Wesleyan Methodist Church (about 180 meters away); Victoria City Hall (about 180 meters away); Congregation Emanu-El (about 210 meters away); St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Cathedral (about 210 meters away); Japanese Internment (about 210 meters away); Fifth Regiment of Garrison Artillery (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 592 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 25, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 30, 2022