Market Square’s Main Gate Fountain
The three-level fountain provided water for parched travellers [sic] and their thirsty horses, as well as smaller animals such as dogs, and pigs on their way to market.
The fountain was removed to the City workyards in 1950 where it languished until it was restored when these nine heritage building were refurbished in 1975 to create Market Square.
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Erected by Market Square.
Location. 48° 25.662′ N, 123° 22.106′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker is on Johnson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 566 Johnson Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Victoria, B.C. (within shouting distance of this marker); Shop/Warehouse (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Oriental Hotel (about 90 meters away); The Majestic Theatre (about 90 meters away); Thomas Earle Warehouse
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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 500 times since then. 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.