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

Cast Iron Panels

 
 
Cast Iron Panels Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2011
1. Cast Iron Panels Marker
Inscription. The cast iron panels on this fence are from the Driard Hotel, built in 1892 and designed by architect John Teaque. It was Victoria’s most prestigious hotel prior to the construction of the Empress Hotel. A reconstructed portion of the original hotel facade was incorporated into the bay Centre at the corner of View and Broad Streets. The terra cotta “frozen fountain” to the right of the entrance gate is from the former Kresge’s Department Store, a 1930 Art Deco style building which was demolished to make way fro the construction of the Victoria Eaton Centre in 1989 (now The Bay Centre). These artifacts were salvaged by the City of Victoria and are now on loan to the developer of this building.
 
Location. 48° 25.71′ N, 123° 22.03′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker is at the intersection of Pandora Street and Government Street on Pandora Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 599 Pandora Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chinese General Store (a few steps from this marker); Fifth Regiment of Garrison Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); McPherson Playhouse
Cast Iron Panels Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2011
2. Cast Iron Panels Marker
The marker is located on the fence between the two terra cotta colored panels.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Wesleyan Methodist Church (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Victoria’s Chinatown (about 90 meters away); Market Square’s Main Gate Fountain (about 120 meters away); Japanese Internment (about 120 meters away); Dragon Alley (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
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Cast Iron Panel image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2011
3. Cast Iron Panel
Cast Iron Panel image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2011
4. Cast Iron Panel
"frozen Fountain" image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2011
5. "frozen Fountain"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 689 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 18, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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