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

S.J. Pitts, Importer

Built 1882

 
 
S.J. Pitts, Importer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
1. S.J. Pitts, Importer Marker
Inscription.  This is one of the earlier brick warehouse in the area, replacing previous wooden construction. Sidney Pitts, like other businessmen on Yates Street, operated a wholesale grocery, provision and produce business.

Stuccoed for may years, the building was restored in 1990 by the Canadian Hostelling Association, revealing windows and other details that had long been covered.

[Photo credits]
c1890 Victoria City Archives, c1975 Hallmark Society photograph
 
Erected by British Columbia Heritage Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1990.
 
Location. 48° 25.616′ N, 123° 22.186′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker is on Yates Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 516 Yates Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1M2, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Waddington Alley (a few steps from this marker); Leiser Building (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Earle Warehouse (within shouting distance of this

S.J. Pitts, Importer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
2. S.J. Pitts, Importer Marker
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marker); The Oriental Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Victoria, B.C. (within shouting distance of this marker); Shop/Warehouse (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Amor De Cosmos, 1825-1897 (about 90 meters away); Mizzen Mast – H.M.S. Algerine (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
S.J. Pitts, Importer Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2011
3. S.J. Pitts, Importer Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 555 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 3, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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